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Ensuring Viability of Trace Evidence - Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence Series


This series is specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing and promote collaboration among the impression, pattern and trace evidence, law enforcement and legal communities. The series will also provide unique educational opportunities for forensic examiners in the disciplines of impression, pattern and trace evidence.

The presentations and their authors are listed below:

  • ​​​​​Decreasing the Scale and Increasing the Scope of Trace Evidence - Christopher Palenik 
  • Cows, Pigs, and Dogs: Some Possible Paths for Sustaining Trace Evidence as Viable Forensic Discipline (or How Not to Be a Dog) - Vincent Desiderio 
  • The Need and Characteristics of a New Approach to Forensic Trace Evidence Analysis - David Stoney 
  • Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session

Contact Information​
If you have questions about this course or difficulty with login or registration, contact the Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence.

Event Type
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (RTI International)
David Stoney
Stoney Forensics, Inc.
Registration Status
​Free and open to all. 
Date Created: July 25, 2016