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Christine Snyder, Ph.D., CFWE, CSCSA


Dr. Christine Snyder joined the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 as a Crime Scene Analyst and Footwear/Tire Impression Examiner after working at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Jacksonville Regional Operations Center, the Virginia Division of Forensic Science, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia.  Christine graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Ecology with a concentration in Anthropology.  She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 with a Master of Science degree in Biology and in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with minors in Environmental Studies and Political Science.

Christine is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and Certified Footwear Examiner with the International Association for Identification.  She is actively involved with the International Association for Identification and the Florida Division as a member of the Crime Scene Certification Board (IAI), Region 2 Director (FDIAI), member of the Crime Scene Certification Committee (FDIAI), and Chairperson of the Footwear & Tire Track Identification Committee (FDIAI).  Christine is also a member of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) and is a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Justice. Christine was also a member of the Scientific Working Group for Shoeprint and Tire Tread Evidence (SWGTREAD) and acted as the Chair of the Standards Committee since 2011. She is also a frequent lecturer on crime scene investigation, death investigation, and impression evidence.
RS&A Courses Taught by Christine Snyder


Christine Snyder's Publications
“Methods for Developing and Preserving Prints in Petroleum Jelly.”  C. Snyder.  Journal of Forensic Identification. Vol. 59, No. 2. March/April 2009.

“Evaluation and Comparison of the Electrostatic Dust Print Lifter to the Electrostatic Detection Apparatus2 on the Development of Footwear Impressions on Paper.”  C. Craig, B. Hornsby, and M. Riles.  Journal of Forensic Sciences.  July 2006.