Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode Patrick talks with Barry A. J. Fisher. Patrick and Barry talk about the importance of good crime scene investigations, the responsibility of the first officer on a scene and much more. Barry served as the Crime Laboratory Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a position he held from 1987 until his retirement in 2009. He began his career in the Sheriff's crime lab in 1969 and has worked a wide variety of assignments. His current interests concern the interrelationship between forensic science and the law along wtih public policy issues concerning the timely delivery of quality forensic support services to the criminal justice system.  He is a member of several editorial boards, and is an alumni member of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents and a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and was a member of the IACP's Forensics Committe.

His textbook, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, in its 8th edition, enjoys wide popularity. He is a co-author of two other books, Forensics Demystified and Introduction to Criminalistics.

Barry grew up in the Bronx in New York City, and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from the City College of New York. He holds a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Purdue and a MBA from California State University.  Since retirement, Barry and his wife reside near Palm Springs California.


A great interview with a legend in crime scene investigations.


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