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2023 Agenda & Speakers

Tuesday - March 21st - Property & Evidence Management

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5 Things a Supervisor Should Know – Larry Stringham

Firearms Disqualifiers – Andrew Nowlan

Lunch - Provided

Your Burning Questions about Crime Lab Submissions – Kathy Mahnke

Creating an Internship for your Property Room – Holly Maas

Handbook Updates and General Q&A – P&E Committee

Wednesday - March 22nd

6:30 AM 

Registration Opens (coffee, danish, water)

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Marshall Homicide Case Study– Kasey Buckner-Brager, Cape Coral PD

 

A once in a career case! The victim was scheduled to arrive at a conference but never showed up for his flight. This case involves a missing father, a torso found in a wooded area 1 week later, a suitcase of body parts found 1 month later and missing pieces that still haven’t been found.

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Break

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Accuracy, Reproducibility, and Repeatability of

Forensic Footwear Examiners – Jan LeMay

 

Decision Analysis Studies are performed to provide a baseline, overall understanding of the accuracy and reliability of forensic examiners. This presentation will outline the results of the first large scale study into the accuracy and reliability of Forensic Footwear Examiners, with 84 participants providing 6,610 responses. The study was performed by the FBI, Noblis, and Ideal Innovations Inc. The results were first presented at the 2021 IAI Conference in Nashville, TN., and published in Forensic Science International in 2022.

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Washington County Sheriff's Office Double Homicide & OIS Debrief -

Brandon Giese & Jesse Williams

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch - Provided

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeless Man Homicide – Kasey Buckner-Brager, Cape Coral PD

 

Is it luck? Or is it skill? A case study involving a teenager, a homeless man, a homicide, and the rookie who solved it. Was the rookie skilled or was she lucky?

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Break

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

Cell Phone Apps – Larry Stringham

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

Break

4:20 PM - 5:05 PM

Human Identification in Forensic Anthropology –

Daniel Proctor - Lawrence University

Networking
7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

D2 Sports Pub
403 W. College Avenue
Walk a ½ block from the hotel 
Enjoy pizza, wings, and some free drinks
And watch the Bucks game....

Thursday - March 23rd - Breakouts

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

( 8 Hours )

Photography 101– James Armstrong - Wisconsin State Crime Lab (8 Hours)

 

This breakout session will focus on the basics of camera operation and understanding the different function modes of the camera. The focus of the course will be understanding the camera modes manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority. In addition, James will cover the technical aspects of f.stop, shutter speed, and aperture. If time allows, he will also discuss the use of flash in photography.

 

Due to the technical aspects of the course, it is focused on DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. This course does not apply to cell phones or point-and-shoot cameras. To help facilitate the amount of one on one instruction this course is capped at 10 participants.

 

If attending this breakout please bring the following photography equipment:

 

DSLR or Mirrorless camera, tripod, flash, off-camera flash cord, camera cable release, and associated camera batteries including but not limited to AA, camera body batteries, and associated chargers (if applicable).

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Repeated

10:00AM - 12:00 PM

Footwear Impression Evidence, Detection, Documentation,

and Recovery – Jan LeMay

Footwear impression evidence is often overlooked at crime scenes. This latent evidence is often present and, with the proper techniques, is easily detected and recovered. In the United Kingdom, where a national footwear database is implemented, footwear evidence is found at roughly 60% of crime scenes. This workshop will teach simple detection, documentation, and recovery techniques, including the use of vinyl cling film for the lifting and preservation of dust impressions.

Please bring to workshop:

*DSLR Camera
*Detachable flash
*Sync cord for flash
*Sturdy tripod
*Cable release
 


Lidar on Cell Phones – Larry Stringham

The Possibilities of Powders - Falynne Gerisch

Curious about the different types of powders out there? Get the chance to explore the various types of powders and th
eir many applications in the field. You can even get the opportunity to try your hand at some challenging surfaces. The powders we will be focusing on are conventional, UV, IR, colored, and magnetic.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM 

Repeated

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Using LCV for Blood Stain Shoe Impressions - Kasey Buckner

Learn how to properly document and develop bloody footwear impressions using Leuco Crystal Violet at a scene and in the lab.


NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network)

Implementing a Regional Preventive Crime Gun Strategy

- James Needles

Learn what NIBIN is, how it works, and what gets entered into NIBIN

Privately Made Firearms - ATF Special Agent Levi Tinder

The Possibilities of Powders - Falynne Gerisch


Curious about the different types of powders out there? Get the chance to explore the various types of powders and their many applications in the field. You can even get the opportunity to try your hand at some challenging surfaces. The powders we will be focusing on are conventional, UV, IR, colored, and magnetic.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

FVTC - Transportation Provided

Operation Rush – Drug Caution - Joe Kiel

Ever wonder why you find prescription medication with street drugs?  Ever wonder why
toxicology from autopsies can help give a general time of death?  This session will give an overview of the identification of current controlled and non-controlled substances and the associated paraphernalia laid out in 4 different crime scenes that attendees will work through.

 

Each scene will give officers a chance to observe current drug trends, physiological and
psychological effects, methods of ingestion, possible medicinal and/or cultural uses. Finally the understanding of the 11 major systems of the human body and how each system is affected by substance abuse.
 
Students will be given a general understanding of clandestine paraphernalia and common items not usually associated with drug use.  Students will be able to understand the half-lives of drugs and how long a substance can remain in the body. The correlation to mental health issues and substance abuse and t
he general effects drugs will have on the human body.

Chemical fingerprint breakout (3 hours) at FVTC –

Melissa Graf – Wisconsin State Crime Lab

Friday - March 24th

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Coffee & Danish

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Importance of Resiliency and Taking Care of One Another -

Matt Joski of Kewaunee County

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Investigative Genealogy: From GSK to Now" -

Amy Whitman – FBI California Office

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Board Meeting

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