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Trevor Stamper, PhD

Contact Information

Office Phone: (765) 494-1262
Office Number: SMTH B9
Email Address: stampert@purdue.edu
Building: Smith Hall
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089

 

Patrick Jones, MS, CMDI

Forensic Lab Director

Contact Information:

Office Phone: (765) 494-1079
Lab Phone: (765) 494-5963
Office Number: SMTH 152
Email Address: pjones@purdue.edu
Building: Smith Hall
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089

Biography
Patrick Jones is the Forensic Science Laboratory Director Purdue University. In addition to managing two laboratories, he teaches Crime Scene Investigation, Introduction to Forensic Science, Criminalistics Lab, and Advanced Criminalistics Lab. As a Crime Scene Investigator, he has worked on the John Wayne Gacy case, the Larry Eyler case (both serial killers) and the Ed Ling case among many others. He lectures and presents these cases for students and interested groups. Patrick Jones is also currently a White County Indiana Deputy Coroner and is an Indiana State Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator.

He is a member of SWGIT, (Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology). The mission of SWGIT is to facilitate the integration of imaging technologies an systems within the criminal justic system (CJS) by providing definitions and recommendations for the capture, storage, processing, analysis, transmission, and output of images.

He is a retired Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff Police Investigator with 21 years of service. His service assignments included 14 years as a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) - involved in over 5000 death investigations and present at over 750 autopsies. He was also an undercover narcotics team leader and narcotics unit commander, a tactical investigator, prosecutor's investigator and general assignment investigator. He earned 1 Sheriffs Medal, 13 Departmental Commendations, the J. Edgar Hoover Medal, and numerous other awards for service and excellence. Mr. Jones has over 34 years of experience in law enforcement, forensics investigation, security and training.

He has also been a staff faculty member of the National Intelligence Academy, instructing government personnel, military members, and law enforcement personnel in audio and video surveillance techniques. He was a staff instructor at the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Academy and is a Certified Police Science Instructor; certificate issued by the Superintendent of the Educational Services Region of Cook County, Illinois. He was named a District Director of the Illinois Crime Commission (1995-1996). He is a graduate of the National Law Enforcement Academy (DEA) and has attended over 67 law enforcement and security related seminars. He has been qualified and accepted as an expert witness in the area of forensic photo imaging and evidence collection.

Research Interests
Jones is conducting research with forensic lasers in the areas of trace evidence and latent fingerprint recovery. He is also studying new methods to recover latent fingerprints without cross contamination of DNA. He has developed a method for recovering latent fingerprints from very small objects such as pills, capsules and coins.

Invention
He invented the Jones Brush System, a method to recover latent fingerprints without cross contamination of DNA. He has developed a method for recovering latent fingerprints from very small objects such as pills, capsules and coins.


Selected Publications

  • Jones, P. 2012. Digital Photography Overview, In: Siegal, Knupfer, and Saukko. Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences 3rd Ed. Elsevier, 3 volumes.
  • Jones, P. 2011. Practical Forensic Digital Imaging: Applications and Techniques. CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, FL.
  • Jones, P. and R.E. Williams. 2009. Crime Scene Processing and laboratory Workbook. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Jones, P. 2009. Forensic Digital Photo Imaging. In: James, S. and Nordby, J., Forensic Science, 3rd Ed. CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, FL pp. 185 – 202.
  • Jones, P. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures: Theft of corporate information. Security Management, 34(12), pp. 43-51.
  • Jones, P Electronic Countermeasures: Protecting corporate communications. DISA – Defense Industrial Security – Japan
  • Jones, P. Privacy Act – H.R. 1900 and S.B. 984: Effect on security. Security, 16(6), pp. 68-72.
  • Jones, P. Privacy vs. Security: Abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. Security Concepts. 1(7). Pp. 10 -31.
  • Jones, P. Skeletons in the Distribution Closet: Telcom distribution centers. Survive – Business Continuity. 2(2). pp. 16-18.
  • Jones, P. Electronic Monitoring - Holes In Security, USPA Reports. 8(3). pp. 1-2.
Graduate Students
M.S. - 1 | Ph.D. - 1

Synergistic Activities
  • Member: SWGIT (Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology)
  • Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator (CMDI), State of Indiana
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP), American Society for Industrial Security #4057
  • Certified Disaster Recovery Planner, Disaster Recovery Institute, # 1358
  • International Association for Identification (IAI), Indiana Division – Board Member
  • National Intelligence Academy, (NIA) – Staff and Faculty. 1984 - 1989
  • Indiana Homicide and violent Crimes Investigator’s Association – Charter Member
  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Chicago Chapter – Past Chairman
  • Drug Enforcement Administration National Academy Alumni Association – Member
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association - Member
  • International Association of Crime Scene Investigators (IACSI) – Member
  • International Homicide Investigator’s Association (IHIA)
  • Indiana Coroner’s Association (ICA)
  • Reviewer Taylor and Francis Publishing
  • Reviewer CRC Publishing
Courses Taught
  • ENTM 218 - Introduction to Forensic Science
  • ENTM 318 - Criminalistics / Lab
  • ENTM 418 - Advanced Criminalistics Lab
  • ENTM 595D - Forensic Digital Imaging
  • ENTM 595F - Advanced Forensic Studies

Advisor Purdue Organizations

  • Purdue Forensic Science Club
  • National Honor Society of Phi Sigma Theta




Quick Contact



Office Phone: (765) 494-1262
Office Number: SMTH B9
Email Address: stampert@purdue.edu
Building: Smith Hall
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089


Office Phone: (765) 494-1079
Lab Phone: (765) 494-5963
Office Number: SMTH 152
Email Address: pjones@purdue.edu
Building: Smith Hall
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089