Winner of the Week 33 Forensic Science Geek of the Week!!!

The Forensic Science Geek of the Week

Forensic Science Geek of the Week

The week 33 “ Forensic Science Geek of the Week” honors goes to:

Andy Johnston

The Week 33 Forensic Science Geek of the Week: Andy Johnston

He describes himself as follows: I am 1985 graduate of the University of South Carolina law school. I am a former prosecutor. I am a founding member of the SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and have spoken at its annual DUI seminar on the subject of breath testing. I have completed the BAC Datamaster course at NPAS in Mansfield, Ohio. I am an active member of NCDD. I am a solo practitioner in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  My practice concentrations are in criminal defense and plaintiff medical malpractice.

Andy Johnston is Week 33’s Forensic Science Geek of the Week!

Congratulations to our Week 33 winner!

All hail the Forensic Science Geek of the Week!!!

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Our Geek of the Week answered:

It’s a stereo or comparison microscope. It is made up of two regular microscopes connected together with an optical bridge. In forensics, it may be necessary to compare samples to each other. Using a traditional microscope the viewer will need to memorize the contents and switch slides; however with the stereo microscope, the viewer can see both slides side by side at the same time.

It may be used in metallurgy, questioned documents, GSR, fingerprints, and trace evidence.

[BLOGGER’S NOTE: Honorable mention should go to Mike Solak. He wrote: “It appears to be a comparison microscope, used to compare and analyze  bullets, cartridge casings, scratch marks, fibers, hair, and paint chips and other fragment evidence.” The full answer is that it is an XZB-5C Comparison Microscope. It features an optical amplifying scope covering a dynamic range between 2.5x~200x.]

The Hall of Fame for the Forensic Science Geek of the Week:
Week 1: Chuck Ramsay, Esquire

Week 2: Rick McIndoe, PhD

Week 3: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 4: Stephen Daniels

Week 5: Stephen Daniels

Week 6: Richard Middlebrook, Esquire

Week 7: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 8: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 9: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 10: Kelly Case, Esquire and Michael Dye, Esquire

Week 11: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 12: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 13: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 14: Josh Lee, Esquire

Week 15: Joshua Dale, Esquire and Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 16: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 17: Joshua Dale, Esquire

Week 18: Glen Neeley, Esquire

Week 19: Amanda Bynum, Esquire

Week 20: Josh Lee, Esquire

Week 21: Glen Neeley, Esquire

Week 22:  Stephen Daniels

Week 23:  Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

WEEK 24: Bobby Spinks

WEEK 25:  Jon Woolsey, Esquire

WEEK 26: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 27: Richard Middlebrook, Esquire


WEEK 29: Ron Moore, Esquire

WEEK 30:  C. Jeffrey Sifers, Esquire

WEEK 31: Ron Moore, Esquire

WEEK 32: Mehul B. Anjaria

WEEK 33: Andy Johnston

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