Are the samples being properly cared for? Are the labels and markings of physical evidence sufficient? Has the proper chain of custody been maintained?
This presentation provides Insurance Adjusters with some inside tips from the laboratory for identification, collection, and handling of physical evidence to ensure proper chain of custody and preservation of sample integrity. The course is designed to focus on the topics outlined in ASTM E1459 – Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation.
Course Objectives Include:
- Proper sample collection techniques
- Various sample matrices
- Labeling and marking of evidence
- Proper care, custody, and control of samples
About the Presenter – Charllotte Armstrong
Charllotte Armstrong is the Account Manager for Armstrong Forensic Laboratory, a private laboratory located in Arlington, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing from Texas Wesleyan University in 2011 and is currently working towards becoming an International Association of Arson Investigators – Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI-ECT).
Charllotte has presented numerous training courses on proper evidence collection techniques, the majority of which she has also coordinated and facilitated. Her work at Armstrong has allowed her to gain insight into the fire and arson industry, on both the investigative and the analytical side.