AREAS OF EXPERTISE HE HAS BEEN CERTIFIED IN
Examination of Footwear Impressions
Certified: by the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation while at FBI
Certified: by the International Association for Identification
Examination of Tire Tread Evidence
Certified: by the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, while at FBI
Examination of Questioned Documents
Certified: by the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation. while at FBI
Certified: by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
American Academy of Forensic Sciences: Fellow, Questioned Document Section; prior Secretary and Chairman of the Questioned Document Section
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc: Diplomate
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners: Member 1997-2009
International Association for Identification: Member; Past Chairman of Footwear and Tire Track Subcommittee; Prior member of Certification Committee
Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Recipient of the International Association for Identification's John A. Dondero Memorial Award in July, 2006
FBI Special Agent Training, FBI Academy (1/70-4/70)
Questioned Document and Footwear and Tire Impression Training in the FBI Laboratory, Washington, D.C. (8/73-7/76)
Forensic Photographic Techniques, FBI Academy (1/6-17/75)
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence, FBI Academy (1981)
Technical Conferences on Footwear and Tire Tread Impression Evidence, FBI Academy (4/83 & 4/84) General Police Instructors In-service class, FBI Academy (12/3/86)
Typewriter Examination In-service training, FBI Academy (11/9-10/87)
Medical-Legal Investigation Seminar, FBI Academy (12/16-1/91)
International Symposium on Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, FBI Academy (4/94)
Symposium on Barefoot Impression Evidence, FBI Academy (2/98)
FORENSIC FOOTWEAR EVIDENCE, (CRC Press 2016)
FOOTWEAR IMPRESSION EVIDENCE, Elsevier Sciences Publishing Company (1st Edition, 1990)
FOOTWEAR IMPRESSION EVIDENCE, Detection, Recovery and Examination. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida (2nd Edition, 2000)
TIRE TREAD AND TIRE TRACK EVIDENCE. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida (2008)
FORENSIC EVIDENCE, California District Attorney's Association, Sacramento, California (1999) Authored Chapter 9 on Footwear and Tire Tread Evidence
FORENSIC SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC AND INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida (2002). Authored Chapter 16 on Footwear Evidence and Chapter 17 on Tire Evidence.ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, Academic Press, Harcourt Publishers Ltd. Kent, England (2000). Authored encyclopedia units on Pattern Evidence: Footwear Marks, and Pattern Evidence: Vehicle Tire Marks and Tire Track Measurement.
Bodziak, W. J. "Shoe and tire impression evidence," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 53(7) 2-12, 1984.
Bodziak, W. J."Manufacturing processes for athletic shoe outsoles and their signficance in the examination of footwear impression evidence." Journal of Forensic Sciences 31(1):153-176, 1986.
Bodziak.W.J."A forensic evaluation of the air bubbles present in polyurethane shoe outsoles as applicable in footwear impression comparisons," Journal of Forensic Science 33(5)1185-1197,1988.
Bodziak,W.J."Back to Basics" Journal of Forensic Identification, vol.47, No.3, May-June, 1997.
Bodziak,W.J. "Some methods for taking two-dimensional standards of tires," Journal of Forensic Identification, 46(6)pp689-701,1996.
Bodziak,W.J."The manufacture, examination and identification of die cut corrugated boxes," Journal of Forensic Sciences, 41(6):990-997,1996.
Bodziak,W.J."Edge characteristics of commercially produced paper stock" Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, vol.1,number 1, pp 57-66, June, 1998.
Bodziak, W. J., Hammer, L., “An Evaluation of Dental Stone, Traxtone, and Crime-Cast”, Journal of Forensic Identification, 56(5), p769; 2006
Bodziak, W. J., Hammer, L., Johnson, G. M., Schenck, R., “Determining the Significance of Outsole Wear Characteristics During the Forensic Examination of Footwear Impression Evidence” Journal of Forensic Identification 252 / 62 (3), 2012
Bodziak, W. J., “Traditional conclusions in footwear examinations versus the use of the Bayesian approach and likelihood ratio: a review of a recent UK appellate court decision,” Law, Probability and Risk (2012) 11, 279-287
Bodziak, W. J., “A Final Comment,”
Law, Probability and Risk (2012) 11: 363-364
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