Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 12 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
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In May 2019, I was interviewed by Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg for The DoubleLoop Podcast. We discussed forensics down under, some of the travels, teaching, and technology that I’ve been involved with lately and our collaboration together to launch the new DoubleLoop Podcast Website.

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