Science Pub Portland - Crystal Ballroom

Date: Sep. 16, 2014 Time: 7-9pm Located at: McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Portland
Who is this for: 21+ (or minor with adult) Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Portland - Crystal Ballroom

Forensic Science: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist
with Rod Englert, Retired Chief Deputy and Owner of Englert Forensic Consultants

Have you ever wondered how crime scene investigations actually work? Join retired Chief Deputy, Rod Englert as he takes you behind the scenes and explains how homicide investigations can test the limits of an investigator's power of observation, intuitive thinking, and creative ability. He will walk you through the evidence of a homicide scene and show you how "everything means something". Many case studies will be discussed including high-profile and controversial murders where evidence can often be "the devil in the details".

Chief Deputy (Retired) Rod Englert, a 50-year veteran of law enforcement, retired as Commander of the Operations Division, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland, Oregon, in 1995. He started his career with the Downey, California Police Department after graduating from the Los Angeles Police Academy. In 1969 Chief Deputy Englert moved to Portland, Oregon and joined the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. A large portion of Chief Deputy Englert's career has been associated with working major crimes, narcotics and homicide. His expertise is in the area of homicide crime scene reconstruction and blood spatter interpretation. After retirement, he became a member of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Homicide Team.

Rod Englert received a Bachelor's degree in Police Administration from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he was President of the 159th Session. He is also the author of Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2010). Part autobiography and part casebook, Blood Secrets has earned praise from such respected sources as Publishers Weekly, which dubbed it “a fascinating journey into the study of crimson drops….deftly balanc[ing] real-life examples and scientific analysis.”

Science Pub-Crystal Ballroom is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

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