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Michele Triplett, CLPE

 

Michele Triplett is the Forensic Operation Manager for the King County Regional AFIS Program in Seattle, WA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistical Analysis from Washington State University and has been employed in the friction ridge identification discipline for over 20 years. Michele is an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner. She currently serves on the IAI Editorial Review Board, the IAI General Forensics Subcommittee and chairs the IAI Probability Modeling: Training and Evaluation Committee. She is a member of the AAFS, serves on the Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study, and Technology (SWGFAST) and the NIJ General Forensics Research and Development Technical Working Group, and is a Technical Advisory Group member for the Houston Forensic Science LGC Board.

RS&A Courses Taught by Michele Triplett
Publications by Michele Triplett

THE INVINCIBLE FINGERPRINT: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS, DEFEATING THE MYTHS
NYSBA Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting. Oct. 2013.

PATTERN EVIDENCE WITNESSES: QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED, BUT RARELY ARE
NYSBA Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting. Oct. 2013.

Standardization of Fingerprint Terms
Georgia IAI Newsletter, Vol. 43, No. 3. July-September 2013.

Standard Human Reasoning Versus Scientific Analysis
IDentification News, 43-4. Aug. 2013.

Letter to the Editor: When Science and the Law Collide
JFI.  Vol. 63, No. 4. July/Aug 2013.

Errors in forensics: Cause(s) and solutions
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Mar 2013.

THE IMPARTIALITY OF GOVERNMENT WITNESSES
– IMPROVING CONCLUSIONS
NACDL, 2013.
Reprinted, NEDIAI Journal, Vol. 3 of 3, 2013.

The Impartiality of the Government Forensic Expert
Indiana IAI Newsletter, Vol. 16, Issue 4. Nov 2012.

To the Exclusion of All Others
Evidence Technology Magazine, Vol. 10, Issue 6. Nov. 2012.
Reprinted. NEDIAI Journal. Vol. 3 of 3. 2012
Reprinted. Missouri IAI Newsletter. Vol. 2, Issue 1. 2013

The Need to Validate Principles and the Value of Reproducible Results
IDentification News, 42-4. Aug. 2012.

The Weight of Subjective Conclusions
Evidence Technology Magazine. Vol. 10, Issue 4. July 2012.

Is ACE-V a Process or a Method?
IDentification News, Vol. 42, No. 3. June 2012.
Reprinted. Iowa IAI 4N6 Newsletter. July, 2012.

Practitioner Error vs. Deficient Procedures
Evidence Technology Magazine, Vol. 10, Issue 3. May 2012.

Recommendations on how to avoid testimony errors
Evidence Technology Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 5. Oct. 2011.

Standards for Friction Ridge Identifications
Fingerprint Whorld, Vol. 37 No. 143. Apr. 2011.

Brady Material and the Expert Witness
Evidence Technology Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 1. Feb. 2011.

Scientific Conclusions – Are They Facts?
The Weekly Detail, Issue 468. Sept. 6, 2010.

5 Questions on Bias
Indiana IAI Division Newsletter, Vol. 13, Issue 1. Spring 2009.

The Etiology of ACE-V and its Proper Use
JFI, Vol. 56, No. 3. May/June 2006.

Fingerprint Dictionary
Second edition, July 2010.