2012 Symposium Discipline Awards

Best Oral Presentations
Archaeology, Anthropology and Odontology Mikaela Reynolds Stature estimations of contemporary Australian sub-populations: An evaluation of traditional techniques using computed tomography
Biological Criminalistics Mari Uchimoto Single channel simultaneous analysis of DNA and microRNA
Biometrics Rebecca Heyer One-to-many face matching using an automated facial recognition system: The impact of decisions aids on performance
Blood Pattern Analysis Martin Eversdijk Water- a new blood enhancement technique
Chemical Criminalistics Rees Powell Development of a microspectrophotometric spectrum database for statistical discrimination of textile fibres
Crime Scene Investigation Matthijs Zuidberg Decontamination as part of the forensic CBRN response in The Netherlands
Document Examination Kyle Jones Application of isotope ratio mass spectrometry for the comparison of the carbon isotope ratio values of Australian office papers
Education & Training Emily Orchard The evolution of psychological support programs for Forensic Technical Officers
Electronic Evidence Glenn Porter & Gary Edmond CCTV evidence: Re-framing the debate
Fingerprint Examination Matthew Thompson Evidence for expertise and accuracy in fingerprint identification
Firearms & Toolmarks Reinoud Stoel A practitioner’s view on the application of the likelihood ratio approach in cartridge case and bullet comparison
Fire & Explosives Nadia Abdul-Karim CSI: Explosives – finding hidden clues
Illicit Drugs & Clandestine Laboratories Ben Painter The Akabori – Momotani reaction: The next frontier in illicit drug manufacture?
Management & Quality Assurance Rick Tontarski Managing the forensic enterprise: Private sector ROI
Pathology & Clinical Medicine Morris Odell Residual tetrahyrocannabinol levels after heavy cannabis use
Science & Justice Kristy Martire Do jurors understand forensic science evidence when presented in a Bayesian framework?
Toxicology & Pharmacology Susan Luong Transformation of morphine analogues to their keto derivatives by urinary adulteration with PCC: Potential issue for workplace drug testing
Wildlife Forensics & Entomology Aidan Johnson (joint winner) Maggot massing: Problems and solutions for the forensic entomologist
Wildlife Forensics & Entomology Sherryn Ciavaglia (joint winner) Applications of DNA technology to wildlife enforcement involving python species
Best Posters
Archaeology, Anthropology and Odontology Russell Lain Addressing the Daubert challenge in forensic Odontology: A preliminary study
Biological Criminalistics Julianne Henry DNA Evidence and the silent witness – a precedent in South Australia
Biometrics Jeanette Martin The morphological analysis of facial images – determining facial features as unique identifiers
Blood Pattern Analysis Edmund Silenieks A bloody dilemma – the influence of fabrics on bloodstain formation
Chemical Criminalistics Rees Powell Case Study: Discrimination of automobile constant-velocity joint (CV) grease
Crime Scene Investigation Leah Tigchelaa Can earprints be used as a method of forensic identification?
Document Examination Rochelle Epple, Kylie Jones The effect of fingerprinting on the analysis of writing inks using thin layer chromatography (TLC)
Education & Training Ben Cabot The Australian Federal Police forensic and data centres offshore capacity building programs
Electronic Evidence Time Bate A methodology for the measurement of vehicle speed from CCTV footage
Fingerprint Examination Patricia Noble Fingerprint examination of major crime scenes utilising the forensic light source ROFIN © Polilight Flare PLUS at 450 nanometres
Firearms & Toolmarks Michael Cubis Scanning election microscopy-energy dispersive x-ray analysis of a brand of green ammunition
Fire & Explosives Katarina Burda, Margaret Black PIG ® on palms: A prototype field test kit for collection of ignitable liquid residues from hands
Illicit Drugs & Clandestine Laboratories Nicola Beckett Precursor discrimination of designer drug Benzylpiperazine using δ13C and δ15N stable isotopes
Management & Quality Assurance Linzi Wilson-Wilde Forensic Science Standards: Minimising contamination in products used to collect and analyse biological material for forensic purposes
Pathology & Clinical Medicine Rebecca Ellen An investigation of the post mortem sampling of the bladder for DNA identification
Science & Justice Anna Davey Experts and lawyers – an exploration of relationship dynamics
Toxicology & Pharmacology Michaela Kenneally The disappearance and re-emergence of MDMA in South Australia
Wildlife Forensics & Entomology Julianne Farrell Carrion Café – using insects to determine post-mortem intervals in Queensland