View Presentations from the 2011 Trace Evidence Symposium

Many of the sessions from the 2011 Trace Evidence Symposium - held in August 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri - are now are available to view online from the National Forensic Science Technology Institute.

You can download PDFs of the presentations and/or view video of the presentation itself.

Sessions with video include:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Debating the Merits of Trace Evidence Analysis and Interpretation
  • Trace Evidence Moving Forward
  • Presentation of Case Studies
  • Soil
  • Paint
  • Things That Go Boom
  • Glass
  • Fiber
  • Non-Conventional Trace Evidence
  • Case Study: Processing of Deceased Bodies by Trace Evidence Examiners in the Morgue Setting
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Microscopic Trace Evidence: The Overlooked Clue
  • Report Writing
  • Poster Award Presentation
  • Closing Remarks

Click here to watch the videos and download presentations.

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