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by W. Jerry Chisum & Brent E. Turvey
© Elsevier, September 2006


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Crime Reconstruction
by W. Jerry Chisum & Brent E. Turvey
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published by Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2006
ISBN: 0123693756


Eoghan Casey, MA
Eoghan Casey investigates network intrusions, intellectual property theft, and other computer-related crimes, and has extensive experience analyzing and interpreting digital evidence. He has assisted law enforcement in a wide range of criminal investigations including homicide, child exploitation, cyber stalking, and larceny.

Mr. Casey also has extensive information security experience. As an Information Security Officer at Yale University from 1999-2002, and in subsequent consulting work, he performed vulnerability assessments, deployed and maintained intrusion detection systems, firewalls and public key infrastructures, and developed policies, procedures, and educational programs. 

He is has written numerous articles and is the author of Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet, 2nd Edition; editor of Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation: Forensic Tools and Technology; and co-author of Investigating Child Exploitation and Pornography: The Internet, Law and Forensic Science – all textbooks through Elsevier Science.

Mr. Casey is currently a Senior Consultant and Computer Forensic Examiner with Stroz-Freidberg. He can be reached at:


W. Jerry Chisum, BS
William Jerry Chisum has been a criminalist since 1960. He studied under Paul Kirk at U.C. Berkeley where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. He worked in San Bernardino, then set up the Kern County Laboratory in Bakersfield. After joining the California Dept. of Justice, he took a leave of absence (1971-73) to work at Stanford Research Institute. He has been involved in Laboratory management and administration for most of his career.

He has been President of the California Association of Criminalists three times. He has also served as President of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors and as President of the Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association. In October of 1998, he retired from 30 years of service with the California Department of Justice, and continues working through a private consultancy. He can be contacted through his website at:


Craig M. Cooley, MS, JD
In 2000, Craig Cooley received his M.S. in forensic science from the University of New Haven - Sacramento. He was subsequently accepted to DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He worked his way through law school as an Investigator with the Office of the State Appellate Defenders Death Penalty Trial Assistance Division from 2001 to 2004. 

After receiving much acclaim for his published research on forensic science, miscarriages of justice, and forensic reform, he went on to receive his JD from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2004. He then passed the bar exam and went to work for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Law Offices of the Federal Public Defender in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Craig Cooley is currently an Assistant Federal Defender with the Federal Public Defenders' Capital Habeas Unit for the District of Nevada (Las Vegas-CHU).

He can be reached via email at:

Raymond J. Davis, BS
Raymond J. Davis is a forensic scientist with thirty-three years of experience in general Criminalistics, and holds a degree in chemistry from California State University, Sacramento.  He has testified in over 1600 criminal and civil cases throughout the states of California, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. He has worked both in both private as well as public sector laboratories. Mr. Davis is the author and presenter of the “Courtroom Presentation of Evidence” training classes offered throughout the United States since 1988. He retired from the Department of Justice Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory in Richmond, California, and currently lives in Eagle, Idaho.


Dr. John D. DeHaan
Dr. John DeHaan has been a criminalist for more than 32 years. He has worked at county, State, and Federal forensic labs. He is a native of Chicago and his Bachelor of Science degree in physics was from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been involved with fire and explosion investigations for over 30 years, and has authored dozens of papers on fires, explosions, and their investigation and analysis. He is best known as the author of the textbook Kirk's Fire Investigation (now in its Sixth Edition). His doctorate is from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, with a dissertation on the Reconstruction of Fires Involving Flammable Liquids.

Dr. DeHaan is a member of NFPA, and served on its 921 Technical Committee from 1991-1999. He is also a member of the IAAI and serves on its Forensic Science Committee. He holds a diploma in Fire Investigation from the Forensic Science Society (United Kingdom) and one from the Institution of Fire Engineers (U.K.). He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminalistics in Fire Debris Analysis, and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He retired from the California Department of Justice in December 1998, and is now the president of Fire-Ex Forensics, Inc., based in Vallejo, California. He continues to consultant on fire and explosion cases all over the U.S., Canada and overseas.

He can be reached at:


Donna Kimmel-Lake
Donna Kimmel-Lake is an Evidence Specialist and Crime Scene Investigator with the Napa, California, Sheriff's Department, having previously served in that capacity with the Contra Costa County, California, Sheriff's Department.  She has seventeen years experience in crime scene processing, from the most trivial crimes to the most complex homicides.  She is active in teaching and in International Association for Identification matters.  She is the founder of the Crime Scene Investigators of California study group.  She directs the Napa County Evidence Laboratory.


Bruce R. Moran, BS 
Bruce R. Moran is a Criminalist / Firearms examiner in to the Criminalistics Unit of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Laboratory of Forensic Services in Sacramento California.  He is a recognized expert in firearm and toolmark examination, crime scene investigation / reconstruction and he presently serves as a team leader on the Crime Scene Response Unit.  He has practiced in the forensic science field in California for over twenty-nine years.  Mr. Moran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science and a Minor in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento, received in 1977.  He earned ABC Diplomate status in 1990.  Mr. Moran has a broad background in the Forensic Sciences but has special interest in firearms examination and crime scene investigation and reconstruction.  He is a distinguished member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) and is an active member of the International Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.  He is also a member of the California Association of Criminalists, the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts, and is a life member of the International Association for Identification. 

Mr. Moran has provided training for forensic scientists, law enforcement professionals, and prosecuting and defense attorneys in the field of general Criminalistics, crime scene investigation / reconstruction, and firearm and toolmark identification and has served as an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Sacramento, CA in 1997 and the University of New Haven, Forensic Science Masters program in 2000.  He has also presented papers and workshops on these topics at professional meetings in the United States, Europe and Asia.  He has served since 1993 as an instructor for the Department of Justice - California Criminalistics Institute (CCI) in Sacramento, California, on the topics of firearm and toolmark examination and identification and has been a forensic subject matter expert/consultant for the Cold Case Homicide Investigation course offered by the California Department of Justice - Advanced Training Center since 2000.


Dr. John I. Thornton
Dr. John I. Thornton is an Emeritus Professor of Forensic Science at the University of California at Berkeley.  He is board certified in criminalistics.  He has twenty years of experience in operational crime laboratories.  He has participated in crime scene processing and crime reconstruction in cases from Hawaii to Massachusetts and Alaska to Florida.  He has taught physical evidence methods in Colombia, India, Mexico, Israel, and China.  He has served as President of the California Association of Criminalists, Chairman of the Criminalistics Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and as Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the California Association of Criminalists.


Brent E. Turvey, MS
Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut.

Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and multiple death cases, as a forensic scientist or criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science and crime reconstruction. 

In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian. He is also the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 2nd Edition, and co-author of the Rape Investigation Handbook (2004) along with Det. John O. Savino of the NYPD’s Manhattan Special Victim Squad.

He continues in private practice as a Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC. He can be reached at:

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