AAAS, Forensic Science Assessments: A Quality and Gap Analysis – Latent Fingerprint Examination, (Report prepared by William Thompson, John Black, Anil Jain and Joseph Kadane), September 2017.  DOI:10.1126/srhrl.aag2874

"Is There a Need for 100% Verification (Review) of Latent Print Examination Conclusions?"  Journal of Forensic Identification, 2012, 62 (1), 80 - 100.

"Explaining the Concept of Sufficiency to Non-Practitioners"  Evidence Technology Magazine, Volume 9, Number 6, Nov. - Dec. 2011, p. 8.

"Friction Ridge Examination (Fingerprints): Evaluating the Extent and Scope of 'Verification' in Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification (ACE-V)."  December 2010. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.

"Pilot Study: The Application of ACE-V to Simultaneous (Cluster) Impressions," Journal of Forensic Identification, 2006, 56 (6), 933 - 971.

"An Interesting Case Involving Footwear Distribution Information," Journal of Forensic Identification, 2005, 55 (4), 499 - 502.

Here's a bit of information to guide your decision to retain us for your consulting and/or training needs:

  • 26 years of service in Federal, State and private crime laboratories
  • Certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Latent Print Examiner, Footwear Examiner and Senior Crime Scene Analyst
  • Consulted on cases throughout South Carolina, as well as Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey and Virginia
  • Familiar with the current challenges to forensic evidence
  • Provided expert witness testimony in Federal and State courts on over 110 occasions in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Current member of the Friction Ridge Subcommittee under the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC)
  • Former member of the IAI's Crime Scene Certification Board, Ethics Committee, Editorial Review Board and Footwear/Tire Track Subcommittee
  • Conducted over 240 forensic training events throughout the United States, as well as in Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Lebanon and Morocco
  • Published in peer-reviewed scientific literature
  • Active security clearance

Black & White Forensics, LLC

"Because the truth isn't gray."

John P. Black, Owner