Episode 182 – Tucson Prime Time Rapist

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Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray are joined by John Swartz, retired from the Tucson Police Department, for a discussion on the Prime Time Rapist case from the mid-1980’s. John talks about how the series of 30 attacks on 90 people affected the Tucson community and the department investigating the crimes. Before the perpetrator could be caught, there was a fingerprint examination error that led to other mistakes and civil rights violations. After discussing the details of the case, Glenn and Eric ask John about how the error affected the examiner, the latent print unit, and how the unit was treated by other agencies after the error.

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 177 – The Staircase – Bart Epstein Interview

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Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray are graciously joined by Bart Epstein in an interview about bloodstain and other forensic evidence from the trial of Michael Peterson in the death of Kathleen Peterson. Bart Epstein explains his involvement in the case, his opinions on the blood evidence, and where he agreed and disagreed with Duane Deaver and Dr. Henry Lee. This episode is also sponsored by IDEMIA and their new product, Case AFIS.

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 174 – 2018 IAI Conference

2018 IAI Conference

2018 IAI Conference

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray return to the annual IAI conference in San Antonio to talk to attendees about the interesting lectures and workshops that they’ve seen this year. Morgan Hays from Florida talks about how he stays current with the field as a supervisor and how the exclusion and verification topics were covered at the conference. Do you trust your verifier? Linda Manigault from Nevada then joins the conversation and discusses the workshops on FRStat and statistical models that she attended. Glenn ends the episode with a BIG announcement!

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 172 – AAAS Report and Carey Hall Interview

AAAS Report and Carey Hall Interview

AAAS Report and Carey Hall Interview

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray continue the discussion on the pros and cons of the AAAS report. Carey participated with the review of the report and discusses the positive recommendations and the limitations that come from the report not being published in a traditional peer-reviewed journal. After that discussion wrapped up, Carey, Eric, and Glenn get a little off-topic and talk about attending AFIS Users’ Conferences. Carey and Glenn presented at the most recent Idemia conference on the benefits of the Case AFIS system. Eric talks about a local AFIS conference and user discussions on how data analysis can lead to improved search practices.

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 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