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Verification & Peer Review – Breaking it Down

  • 21 May 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Webinar hosted by EU IAI and TriTech Forensics

Verification & Peer Review - Breaking it Down by Deborah Smith, CLPE

May 21st, 2020 at 2 pm London time and 8 am US Central time.

The verification and peer review process is an integral part of any forensic quality assurance program, especially relating to pattern interpretation disciplines such as Latent Prints. This presentation breaks down the essential elements of the various types of verification and review processes and delves further into the need for such quality control measures. There is also an introductory discussion on the concept of “lean thinking” as it relates to making processes more streamlined so as to be able to include higher quality measures such as thorough verification.

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Deborah E. Smith serves as an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner and the Latent Print Supervisor for the Fort Worth Police Crime Laboratory, is a Certified Technical Assessor for the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), and is a full member of the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM).

Deborah graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science, with an emphasis in Forensic Science Administration, from Oklahoma State University. Prior to that, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government, with an emphasis in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice, from Texas Woman’s University. She is also presenting and lecturing on fingerprints at such institutions as Texas Wesleyan University and Remington College, where she also serves on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Criminal Justice Program. Deborah is also actively involved in training at various police academies such as the Fort Worth Police Academy and Tarrant County College Police Academy.

A strong advocate for quality management and assurance, she involves herself in every opportunity to share knowledge and communicate best practices in the field of fingerprints. While Deborah also has experience in crime scene processing and reconstruction, her professional interests focus primarily on the science of fingerprints as well as improving quality management systems.


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