Appendix B
Committee Meeting Agendas

MEETING 1

WASHINGTON, D.C.

JANUARY 25, 2007

8:30

Welcome and Introductions

 

Committee Co-chairs

Harry T. Edwards, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Constantine Gatsonis, Director, Center for Statistical Studies, Brown University

8:45

Charge to Committee

 

David W. Hagy, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy

Coordination, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

9:10

Discussion

9:30

Importance of Study to the Forensics Community

 

Joe Polski, Chair, Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations

9:45

Discussion

10:15

Current State of Forensics: Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Labs

Joseph L. Peterson, Director and Professor, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles



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Appendix B Committee Meeting Agendas MEETINg 1 WASHINgTON, D.C. JANuARy 25, 2007 8:30 Welcome and Introductions Committee Co-chairs Harry T. Edwards, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Constantine Gatsonis, Director, Center for Statistical Studies, Brown University 8:45 Charge to Committee David W. Hagy, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy Coordination, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice 9:10 Discussion 9:30 Importance of Study to the Forensics Community Joe Polski, Chair, Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations 9:45 Discussion 10:15 Current State of Forensics: Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Labs Joseph L. Peterson, Director and Professor, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles 0

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0 APPENDIX B Matthew J. Hickman, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics 10:45 Discussion 11:15 Overview of Forensics Training and Education Max M. Houck, Director, Forensic Science Initiative and Director, Forensic Business Development, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University Larry Quarino, Assistant Professor, Cedar Crest College 12:00 Discussion 12:15 Lunch 1:00 Daily Operations of Forensic Labs Joseph A. DiZinno, Assistant Director, Laboratory Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation Jan L. Johnson, Laboratory Director, Forensic Science Center at Chicago, Illinois State Police Irma Rios, Assistant Director, City of Houston Crime Lab 2:15 Discussion 3:00 National Institute of Justice Research Program and Budget— Future Needs and Priorities John Morgan, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, DOJ 3:20 Discussion 3:45 Views from the Major Forensic Science Organizations: Issues and Challenges Bruce A. Goldberger, President-Elect, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

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0 APPENDIX B Bill Marbaker, President, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Robert Stacey, President, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Laboratory Accreditation Board Arthur Eisenberg, Board Member, Forensic Quality Services Joe Polski, Chief Operations Officer, International Association for Identification James Downs, Board Member and Chair, Government Affairs Committee, National Association of Medical Examiners 5:00 Discussion 5:30 Adjourn JANuARy 26, 2007 8:30 Opportunities for Improvement: Critical Areas Michael Risinger, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School Peter Neufeld, Co-founder and Co-director, The Innocence Project David Stoney, Chief Scientist, Stoney Forensic, Inc. 9:30 Discussion 10:00 Adjourn MEETINg 2 WASHINgTON, D.C. APRIL 23, 2007 8:00 Welcome and Introductions Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis Committee Co-chairs

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0 APPENDIX B 8:10 Essential Elements of Science: Hypotheses, Falsifiability, Replication, Peer Review Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science The Science of Statistics: Error Testing, Probabilities, Observer Bias Jay Kadane, Senior Statistician, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University 9:00 Discussion 9:20 Forensic DNA Science Robin Cotton, Director, Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program, Boston University School of Medicine Policy and Politics Chris Asplen, Vice President, Gordon Thomas Honeywell Government Affairs and former Executive Director, U.S. Attorney General’s National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence 10:10 Discussion 10:45 The Science of Forensic Disciplines What is the state of the art? Where is research conducted? Where is it published? What is the scientific basis that informs the interpretation of the evidence? Where are new developments coming from? What are the major problems in the scientific foundation or methods and in the practice? What research questions would you like to have answered? Moderator: Constantine Gatsonis, Committee Co-Chair

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307 APPENDIX B 10:50 Drug Identification J oseph P. Bono, Laboratory Director, Forensic Services Division, U.S. Secret Service 11:15 Discussion 11:45 Lunch 12:30 attern Evidence with Fingerprints and Toolmarks as Illustrations P Fingerprints Ed German, Latent Print Examiner, U.S. Army, Retired Toolmarks P eter Striupaitis, Chair, International Association for Identification, Firearm/Toolmark Committee and Member, Scientific Working Group for Firearms and Toolmarks (SWGGUN) 1:30 Discussion 2:00 Trace Evidence with Arson and Hair as Illustrations Arson John Lentini, Scientific Fire Analysis, LLC Hair M ax M. Houck, Director, Forensic Science Initiative and Director, Forensic Business Development, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University 3:00 Discussion 3:45 Forensic Odontology: Bite Marks D avid R. Senn, Director, Center for Education and Research in Forensics and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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0 APPENDIX B 4:10 Discussion 4:30 Commentators Robert E. Gaensslen, Head of Program in Forensic Science, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago Jennifer Mnookin, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles Law School David Kaye, Regents’ Professor of Law and Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University 5:15 Comments from the Floor 5:45 Adjourn APRIL 24, 2007 8:00 Welcome and Introductions Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis Committee Co-chairs 8:10 From Crime Scene to Courtroom: The Collection and Flow of Evidence Barry A. J. Fisher, Director, Scientific Services Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and former President, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 8:45 Discussion 9:15 Practice and Standards: Scientific Working Groups What is the process for establishing the guidelines and standards? What are the guidelines/standards for each of these disciplines? How is quality control/quality assurance monitored and enforced? What recommendations have these organizations made and have they been implemented? What is needed? Moderator: Harry T. Edwards, Committee Co-chair

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0 APPENDIX B 9:20 Drug Identification Nelson A. Santos, Drug Enforcement Administration and Chair, Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) 9:40 Discussion 10:00 Pattern Evidence: Latent Prints Stephen B. Meagher, Fingerprint Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Vice-Chair, Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) 10:30 Discussion 11:00 Trace Evidence: Hair Analysis Richard E. Bisbing, Executive Vice President, McCrone Associates, Inc. and member, Scientific Working Group on Materials Analysis (SWGMAT) 11:20 Discussion 11:45 Commentators Paul C. Giannelli, Weatherhead Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Carol Henderson, Director, National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law and Professor of Law, Stetson University Michael J. Saks, Professor of Law & Psychology and Faculty Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University 12:30 Comments from the Floor 1:00 Adjourn

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0 APPENDIX B MEETINg 3 WASHINgTON, D.C. JuNE 5, 2007 8:15 Welcome and Introductions Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis Committee Co-chairs 8:30 Forensic Sciences: Issues and Direction Bruce Budowle, Senior Scientist, Laboratory Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation 9:30 Challenges for Crime Laboratories: City, County, and Private Peter Pizzola, Director, New York Police Department Crime Laboratory John Collins, Director, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory John E. Moalli, Group Vice President and Principal Engineer, Exponent 11:00 Emerging Issues: Cybercrime, fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Lie Detection, and Photographic Comparison Analysis Eric Friedberg, Co-president, Stroz Friedberg, LLC Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, Stanford University Richard W. Vorder Bruegge, Supervisory Photographic Technologist-Examiner of Questioned Photographic Evidence, Federal Bureau of Investigation 12:30 Working Lunch: Continuation of Morning Session

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 APPENDIX B 1:15 Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) Interoperability John Onstwedder III, Statewide AFIS Coordinator for the Forensic Sciences Command, Forensic Science Center at Chicago, Illinois State Police Peter T. Higgins, Principal Consultant, The Higgins-Hermansen Group Peter D. Komarinski, Komarinski & Associates, LLC 2:15 Medical Examiner System Randy Hanzlick, Chief Medical Examiner, Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Center, Fulton County, Georgia and Professor of Forensic Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine James Downs, Board Member and Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee, National Association of Medical Examiners; Vice Chair, Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations; Coastal Regional Medical Examiner, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Garry F. Peterson, Chief Medical Examiner Emeritus, Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, Minnesota; Chair, Standards, Inspection and Accreditation Committee and Standards Subcommittee and Past President, National Association of Medical Examiners Victor W. Weedn, Medical Examiner 4:15 Comments from the Floor 5:00 Adjourn MEETINg 4 WOODS HOLE, MASSACHuSETTS SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 1:30 Welcome Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis Committee Co-chairs

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 APPENDIX B 1:35 Lessons Learned From the Houston Police Department Investigation Michael R. Bromwich, Independent Investigator, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 2:45 200 Exonerations: A Look at the Cases Involving Faulty Forensic Evidence Brandon L. Garrett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia Peter Neufeld, Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Innocence Project 4:15 Ethics in Forensic Science Peter D. Barnett, Partner, Forensic Science Associates 5:00 Reducing Error Rates: A New Institutional Arrangement for Forensic Science Roger G. Koppl, Director, Institute for Forensic Science Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University 6:00 Adjourn SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 8:15 Welcome Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis Committee Co-chairs 8:20 The U.K. Forensics System Carole McCartney, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds

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 APPENDIX B 9:20 The Role of Forensics in Homeland Security Charles Cooke, Bio-Specialist, Office of the Deputy Director for Strategy and Evaluation, National Counterproliferation Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence James Burans, Bioforensics Program Manager, National Bioforensics Analysis Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Larry Chelko, Director, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Rick Tontarski, Chief, Forensic Analysis Division, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory 11:00 Forensics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Michael D. Garris, Image Group Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology Barbara Guttman, Line Manager, National Software Reference Library, National Institute of Standards and Technology William MacCrehan, Research Chemist, Analytical Chemistry Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology 12:20 Adjourn MEETINg 5 WASHINgTON, D.C. DECEMBER 6, 2007 8:15 Welcome and Introductions Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis Committee Co-chairs 8:30 Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) Glenn Langenburg, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

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 APPENDIX B 9:15 Fingerprint Source Book John Morgan, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice 9:45 International Association of Identification: Key Issues Kenneth F. Martin, Crime Scene Services, Massachusetts State Police 10:30 Forensic Science Issues at the U.S. Secret Service Vici Inlow, Forensic Services Division, U.S. Secret Service Deborah Leben, Forensic Services Division, U.S. Secret Service 11:10 Contextual Bias Itiel Dror, School of Psychology, University of Southampton 12:00 Lunch 1:00 The Coroner System Michael Murphy, Las Vegas Office of the Coroner 1:50 Survey of Non-Traditional Forensic Service Providers Tom Witt, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University 2:30 Department of Defense Latent Print Analysis Thomas Cantwell, Senior Forensic Analyst, Biometric Task Force and Leader, Forensic Integrated Product Team, U.S. Department of Defense 3:15 Comments from the Floor 3:45 Adjourn