Resume

 

Joseph A. Slemko

 

I have been court qualified as an expert to provide opinion evidence for both the defence and the prosecution in Canada (Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario), The United States (Michigan, Iowa, Montana), West Australia and the United Kingdom relating to; Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Crime Scene Reconstruction and Friction Ridge Identification.


I have provided consultation and case reviews for investigations originating from North America, the United Kingdom, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


 

A detailed resume is available here .pdf 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

1997


1997 Canadian Identification Society Tiller Award
"For Excellence in Law Enforcement Photography"


This photograph was taken with a tripod mounted 35mm camera and an optical light wand using available light.   The subject matter is the tissue fragments that can be observed 3 cm inside the barrel of the 45 cal. semi-automatic handgun.  The handgun was seized relevant to a double homicide investigation.  The tissue fragments located inside the barrel of the handgun were subsequently identified through DNA analysis as originating from one of the victims.
The tissue fragments found inside the barrel are consistent with a shot being fired at or near contact with the victim.

1997

Winner, 1996 "Essays for Excellence Contest," submission; "The Examination of Crime Scenes in the Era of DNA Polymerase Technology"

1999

Winner, 1999 Essays for Excellence Contest, submission; "Victimizing the Victim" - The Efficient Delivery of Forensic Identification Services

1999

Certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst

2000

Winner, 2000 Essays for Excellence Contest, submission; "Post Traumatic Stress and the Crime Scene Investigator"

2003

Re-Certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst

2004

Certified by the the Deputy Solicitor General of Canada as a "Fingerprint Examiner" pursuant to Subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada

2007

Re-Certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst

2008

20-Year Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada

2011

IABPA - 'Good of the Association' Award

2012

Re-Certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst

 

PUBLICATIONS:


Bloodstains on Fabric; The Effects of Droplet Velocity and Fabric Composition
"IABPA News, December , 2003"