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Brunelle has a bachelor's degree majoring in chemistry obtained from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and a masters of science degree majoring in Forensic Science obtained from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. No part of it may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from the publisher. ISBN 0-398-07346-5 (hard) ISBN 0-398-07347-3 (paper) Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2002020460 With THOMAS BOOKS carefol attention is given to all details of manufacturing and design. ISBN 0-398-07346-5 (hard) -- ISBN 0-398-07347-3 (pbk.) 1. Medical malpractice, altered wills, divorces, wrongful terminations, insurance fraud, sexual harassment, copyrights, labor-management disputes, and legal malpractice are all situations that routinely require the dating of documents. Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science (1969) Evaluation of Gas Chromatography for the Quantitative Determination of Fused Oil in Distilled Spirits, JAOAC (1967) Determination of the Chemical Elements in Soil by Neutron Activation and Atomic Absorption Analysis, JAOAC (1969) Soil Analysis by Neutron Activation and Atomic Absorption Analysis, presented in the proceedings of an International Symposium on Neutron Activation Analysis (1968) Comparison of Black Paints by Neutron Activation Analysis, Interpol Journal (1969) Comparison of Bullet Lead by Atomic Absorption, Identification News (1969) Determination of Bullet Lead Composition by Atomic Absorption Analysis, JAOAC (1970) Characterizations of Heroin, JAOAC (1970) Comparison of Paper by Neutron Activation Analysis, Identification News (1970) Systematic Approach to Ink Identification, JAOAC (1972) Report on Forensic Sciences, JAOAC (1972) Report on Forensic Sciences, JAOAC (1973) Ink Identification: A Weapon against Organized Crime, IAI (1973) Role of Forensic Science at ATF, Identification News (1973) Novel Techniques of Analysis – Their Admissibility as Evidence, JAOAC (1973) Special Agent Forensic Handbook on the Collection and Preservation of Evidence and Crime Scene Search, Department of the U. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES President, Society of Forensic Ink Analysis Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Past President of the International Association for Identification Past President of the Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification Former member of the America Society of Crime Lab Directors OTHER PRROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Former Adjunct Professor in Forensic Sciences at Antioch School of Law, Northeaster University and The George Washington University Served as Liaison Officer to correlate activities in the forensic sciences among the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, The American Society for Testing Materials and The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences for over 15 years Served on the Steering Committee for the American Association of Forensic Science Educators Program Chairman for the 19 educational conferences on the International Association for Identification, held in Washington DC and Austin Texas Represented ATF at Interpol Forensic Science Symposia held at St Cloud, France in 1975, 1978, 19 Served on LEAA funded National Advisory Committee to establish a mechanism for evaluating methods used in crime laboratories and to produce a compendium of commonly used methods in forensic science laboratories Member of the National Proficiency Testing Advisory Committee for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (1983-1988) SPECIAL AWARDS John A Dondero Memorial Award received from the International Association of Identification for developing the first techniques in the United Stated for the identification and dating of writing inks Special Service Awards for developing forensic applications of gas chromatography and atomic absorption Outstanding Performance Ratings at ATF in 1980, 1981, 19 Listed in American Men and Women of Science MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ATF Developed the first procedure in the United States for the identification and dating of writing inks Developed the forensic applications of gas chromatography and atomic absorption Established a National Ink Tagging Program Established the capability to conduct arson examinations Instrumental in the establishment of a Serology Section in the laboratory Responsible for the establishment and staffing of a new Identification Laboratory which consisted of 17 employees in six program areas: Questioned Document Examination Voiceprint Examination Firearms and Toolmarks Examination Fingerprint Examination Ink and Paper Examinations Forensic Photography Responsible for the placement of fingerprint kits to ATF agents working in the field Established internship training programs for ATF with George Washington University, Northeastern University, University of Central Florida, Hood College and Antioch School of Law Established Arson Training Program for State and Local law enforcement officers Established laboratory capability to detect counterfeit tax stamps in support of ATF cigarette smuggling investigations Established Quality Assurance Program for the ATF Laboratory System Responsible for the National Accreditation of the Headquarters Forensic Science Laboratory, ATF was the first Federal Forensic Laboratory to be accredited Responsible for the production of a video tape training film on “Procedures for the Collection and Preservation of Evidence at Arson Crime Scenes” Established National ATF Fingerprint File Installed first computer system in the ATF Laboratory System to handle and process information Designed, wrote and implemented the 1984 Lab System reorganization, including the establishment of the new Special Projects Laboratory at the National Laboratory Center SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS Quantitative Determination of Benzaldehyde in Flavors by Gas Chromatography, JAOAC (1964) Comparative Study of Anthranilic Acid Esters by Ultraviolet Spectrometry, Gravimetry and Gas Chromatography, JAOAC (1967) Quantitative Determination of Benzaldehyde in Flavors and Cordials by Ultraviolet Spectrometry and 2,4-Dinitphenylhydrazine Precipitation, JAOAC (1967) Quantitative Determination of Fixed Acids in Wines by Gas Chromatographic Separation of Trimethly Silylated Derivatives, JAOAC (1967) Collaborative Study of the Quantitative Determination of Fused Oil and Ethyl Acetate by Gas Chromatography, JAOAC (1968) Determination of the Trace Component Distribution in Illicit Spirits by Neutron Activation Analysis, Atomic Absorption and Gas Chromatography Forensic Comparison of Soils by Neutron Activation and Atomic Absorption Analysis, J.In addition, it will be useful serving as a methods manual and reference text for forensic science students. The reasons these examinations have become so important is simple-they provide conclusive proof of fraud, when it exists-and a strong case for authenticity, when there is no evidence of fraud. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Ink dating techniques have been instrumental in resolving many headline criminal investigations, such as the investigations of former Vice President Spiro Agnew; the Howard Hughes (Mormon Will); the mass murderer, Juan Corona; and Watergate.

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