Biography / Curriculum Vitae
GLENN M. LANGENBURG
- University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Ph.D. Forensic Science, 2012
- University of Minnesota, M.S. Analytical Chemistry, 1999
- Michigan State University, B.S. Forensic Science, 1993
- Aug. 2012 – present:
- Elite Forensic Services, LLC; forensic fingerprint consultant and professional trainer
- Sep. 2013 – Oct. 2018 :
- Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Laboratory, Drug Chemistry Section, Supervisor
- Jan. 2000 – Sep. 2013:
- Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Laboratory, Latent Print Section
- Jan. 2003 – May 2010:
- Metropolitan State University, Community Faculty
- Sep. 2003 – May 2005:
- Hamline University, Adjunct Faculty
- June 1995 – Jan. 2000:
- Pace Analytical Inc./3M Environmental Laboratory, Research Chemist
- May 1993 – Sept. 1993:
- Dundee Royal Infirmary Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Toxicology Summer Internship
- International Association for Identification (IAI)
- National and Minnesota Division membership (since 2000)
- Canadian Identification Society (CIS) (since 2002)
- Midwest Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) (since 2003)
- Elected member to SWGFAST (Scientific Working Group for Friction Ridge Analysis, Study, and Technology) (Feb 2004 – Aug 2014)
- Fingerprint Society (U.K.), fellow status (2006-2010)
- IAI Committee—Standardization II Committee (2008-2010)
- NIST-NIJ Committee—Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis (2008-2011)
- Status as a certified latent print examiner (IAI) granted May 2003
- Status as a certified fellow of criminalistics (ABC) 2011-2020
- Editorial review board for Journal of Forensic Identification (since 2006)
- Distinguished Member of the IAI Award (2007)
- Recipient of Inaugural IFRG “Roland Menzel Award” (2007)
- Ethics Committee for MAFS (2006-2010)
- MAFS “New Scientist Award” (2002)
- Minn. DPS Forensic Science Lab Service Recognition Award (2002)
- MAFS Latent Print Section Coordinator (2002-2011)
- Deininger, L; Francese, S; Clench, M.R; Langenburg, G; Sears, V; Sammon, C. Investigation of infinite focus microscopy for the determination of the association of blood with fingermarks. Science & Justice, 2018; 58:397-404.
- Dror, I; Langenburg, G. “Cannot Decide”: The Fine Line Between Appropriate Inconclusive Determinations Versus Unjustifiably Deciding Not To Decide. J Forensic Sci, 2018; online, doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13854.
- Langenburg, G. Addressing potential observer effects in forensic science: a perspective from a forensic scientist who uses linear sequential unmasking techniques. Australian J of Forensic Sci, 2017; online, doi: 10.1080/00450618.2016.1259433.
- Liu, S; Mi, Z; Langenburg, G; Wu, J. Accuracy and reliability of feature selection by Chinese fingerprint examiners, Forensic Sciences Research 2017, 2:4, 203-209, DOI: 10.1080/20961790.2017.1375449
- Patel, E.; Cicatiello, L.; Langenburg, G.; Francese, S.; et al. A proteomic approach for the rapid, multi-informative and reliable identification of blood. Analyst 2015, doi: 10.1039/c5an02016f.
- Langenburg, G.; Hall, C.; Rosemarie, Q. Utilizing AFIS searching tools to reduce errors in fingerprint casework. For Sci Intl 2015, 257, 123-33.
- Neumann, C.; Champod, C.; Yoo, M.; Genessay, T.; Langenburg, G. Quantifying the weight of fingerprint evidence through the spatial relationship, directions and types of minutiae observed on fingermarks. For Sci Intl 2015, 248, 154-171.
- Langenburg, G; Bochet, F; Ford, S. A Report of Statistics from Latent Print Casework. Forensic Policy & Management: An International Journal, 2014, 5 (1-2), 15-37, doi: 10.1080/19409044.2014.929759.
- Langenburg, G. The consideration of fingerprint probabilities in the courtroom. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2013, doi: 10.1080/00450618.2013.784360.
- Langenburg, G; Hall, C. Friction Ridge Skin: Comparison and Identification in Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. Eds Jamieson, A; Moenssens, A; John Wiley: Chichester. doi: 10.1002/9780470061589.fsa355.pub2. Published 15th March, 2013.
- Praska, N; Langenburg, G. Reactions of latent prints exposed to blood. Forensic Sci Intl, 2013, 224, 51-58.
- Langenburg, G. A Critical Analysis and Study of the ACE-V Process. PhD thesis, Ecole des Sciences Criminelles / Institut de Police Scientifique, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012.
- Langenburg, G., Champod, C., Gennessay, T. Informing the Judgments of Fingerprint Analysts Using Quality Metric and Statistical Assessment Tools. Forensic Sci Intl, 2012, 219 (1-3), 183-198; doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.12.017.
- Neumann, C; Langenburg, G, et al. Operational benefits and challenge of the use of fingerprint statistical models: a field study. Forensic Sci Intl, 2011, 212, 32-46.
- Langenburg, G; Champod, C. The GYRO System—A Recommended Approach to More Transparent Documentation. Journal of Forensic Identification 2011 61 (4), 373-384.
- Mnookin, J., Langenburg, G, et al. The Need for a Research Culture in the Forensic Sciences. UCLA Law Review, 2011, 58 (3), 725-779.
- Langenburg, G. Scientific Research Supporting the Foundations of Friction Ridge Examinations”, Chapter 14 in The Fingerprint Source Book; Eds.: McRoberts, A; Fitzpatrick, F., U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2011.
- Langenburg, G., Champod, C., Gennessay, T. Jones, J. Informing the Judgments of Fingerprint Analysts Using Quality Metric and Statistical Assessment Tools, Summary Report to the Midwest Forensics Resource Center. Midwest Forensic Resource Center (MFRC) Research and Development Program Summary, 2010, November, 42-44.
- Dror, I, Langenburg, G., et al. Cognitive issues in fingerprint analysts: inter- and intra-expert consistency and effect of a ‘target’ comparison. Forensic Sci Intl, 2010, 208, 10-17.
- Langenburg, G. Friction Ridge Skin: Comparison and Identification. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, eds. Jamieson, A; Moenssens, A. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, U.K., 2009.
- Langenburg, G; Champod, C; Wertheim, P. Testing for potential contextual bias effects during the verification stage of the ACE-V methodology when conducting fingerprint comparisons” J Forensic Sci 2009, 54 (3), 583-590.
- Langenburg, G. A performance study of the ACE-V process: A pilot study to measure the accuracy, precision, repeatability, reproducibility, and biasability of conclusion resulting from the ACE-V process, J Forensic Identification 2009, 59 (2), 219-257.
- Langenburg, G. Deposition of Bloody Fingermarks” J Forensic Ident. 2008 58 (3), 355-389.
- Langenburg, G. Letter to Editor re: Saks and Koehler “The Coming Paradigm Shift in Forensic Science”, Science, 3 Feb 2006, vol 311.
- Langenburg, G. A Report of Latent Print Examiner Accuracy During Comparison Training Exercises” J Forensic Identification 2006, 56 (1), 55-93.
- Langenburg, G. “Ask the Expert” column for Scientific American, 292 (5), May 2005.
- Langenburg, G. Pilot Study: A Statistical Analysis of the ACE-V Methodology—the Analysis Stage,” J Forensic Identification 54 (1), 2004, 64-79.
- Langenburg, G. Defense Against the Dark Arts: Defending Against the Critic’s Curse, The Chesapeake Examiner 2003, 41, Spring volume.
- University of Arizona, B.S. Biochemistry / Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2000
- Jun 2007 – present:
- Criminalist with Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory, Latent Print Unit
- Sep 2003 – Jun 2007:
- Field Service Representative with GE Infrastructure: Water & Process Technologies (formerly Ionics / Ecolochem)
- Feb 2001 – Sep 2003:
- Clinical Laboratory Specialist with Blood Systems, Inc.
- Sep 1999 – Feb 2001:
- Research Technician with University of Arizona – Arizona Cancer Center
- International Association for Identification (IAI) (since 2008)
- Arizona Identification Council (AIC) (since 2008)
- IAI Special Committee on Probability Modeling; Training and Evaluation (since 2012)
CERTIFICATIONS / AWARDS
- IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner granted Feb 2010
- AZ DPS Scientific Analysis Bureau Employee of the Year – 2012
- Ray, E.; Dechant, P. Sufficiency and Standards for Exclusion Decisions, Journal of Forensic Identification. (Publication pending)
- Ray, E. Frequency of Patterns in Palms, Journal of Forensic Identification, 2012, 62 (6), 568-587.
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