Episode 171 – AAAS Report and John Black Interview

AAAS Report and John Black Interview

AAAS Report and John Black Interview

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray finally get around to discussing the report on latent fingerprint comparisons from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. John Black (from Black and White Forensics) was on the committee that wrote the report and joins the discussion on some of the merits and limitations of the paper. While many of the research recommendations are the next steps that the latent print field needs, they are also the same recommendations made by other reports. One of the report’s main failures is the suggested wording for the identification decision.

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

Episode 169 – Simon Cole Interview

Simon Cole Interview

Simon Cole Interview

Eric Ray sits down for an interview with Simon Cole from the University of California Irvine. Simon explains how he first became interested in forensics and in latent print comparisons in general, and then outlines the history of his criticisms of the field. Glenn Langenburg later joins Eric for a review of the interview and some of Glenn’s perspectives on how Simon’s criticisms and the latent print response have both evolved over time.

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

Episode 139 – PCAST Report

PCAST Report

PCAST Report

Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg catch up after an extended hiatus and then review the recent PCAST report. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued a scathing report calling for the end of many forensic disciplines. The Double Loop Podcast responds.

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons