Monday, June 16, 2014

Prof. Wolfe presents on snow impression evidence at forensic science conference

Making an Impression in Minneapolis
Prof. Jim Wolfe, Justice Center adjunct faculty, will be presenting at the 2014 International Association of Identification International Education Conference this summer.

His presentation, "Photographing and Casting Snow Impression Evidence," will review techniques for photographing and casting snow impressions; the use of sprays and oblique light to enhance contrast on different types of snow for photography; and the use of dental stone, fast setting plaster, and sulfur cement casting and type of snow and weather conditions.

Prof. Wolfe is a former forensic scientist with the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, and is currently a forensic consultant and trainer.

Left: Valdez Police Dept. officers in Prof. Wolfe's training class work on collecting snow impression evidence.