Maximize efficiency by conducting early case assessments on your investigations. Some organizations will wait over a year to identify a case as “COLD” and not look for any assistance until then. My thought has always been to assess a case sooner than later, this helps direct the resources of the agency and cuts unneeded costs. I will conduct a review of the following aspects of an investigation:
- Complete report
- Autopsy results
- Cause/Manner of Death
- Lab reports
- Any attachments to the investigative report
I will share all my findings with the investigating agency. These findings will be documented in a report to be used by the agency as they see fit.
All reviews are held in the highest confidentiality and a confidentiality agreement will be signed by me prior to any case assessment.
Expert witnesses are persons who are qualified, either by actual experience or by careful study, to form definite opinions with respect to a division of science, a branch of art, or a department of trade. The law deems persons having no such experience or training to be incapable of forming accurate opinions or drawing correct conclusions. Thus, if scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data; (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case. Due to my experience and background, I have been called to testify as a subject-matter expert in numerous fields. I have developed considerable expertise in the fields of:
- Crime Scene Assessment
- Criminal Behavior
- Homicide Investigation
- Equivocal Death Analysis
- Cold Case Homicide Investigation
- Child Abduction
- Child Abuse
- Interview and Interrogation
- Sexual Assault Investigation
I can offer expert testimony in these fields.
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Crime scene reconstruction is defined as the discipline to gain explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround the commission of a crime using deductive and inductive reasoning, physical evidence, scientific methods, and their interrelationships. To properly reconstruct the actions at a crime scene one must evaluate the context of a scene and the physical evidence in an effort to identify what occurred and in what order it occurred.
I can provide crime scene reconstruction in the areas of my expertise which include death investigations, and crimes of a violent nature. I do not provide any reconstruction related to motor vehicle accidents.
I can assist the agency with their reconstruction or conduct an independent reconstruction and submit my findings to the agency.
I offer training and education in multiple course studies that have been taught throughout the United States.