June 4 Chapter Meeting: Crime Scene Writing with Baltimore Crime Scene Supervisor and Writer John French

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Intrigued by the secrets of crime scene investigation? The legitimate science and not the made-for-TV kind?
Come out for MWA Montgomery’s June meeting with Crime Scene Supervisor John French. He’ll share his expertise gained by working for Baltimore Police Department’s Crime Laboratory and as a writer.
Learn about the basics of crime scene investigation with a focus on how they can be applied to fiction. The presentation will be packed with information and will even offer some opportunities for audience participation and hands-on learning.
Please bring your questions and forensic quandaries. (Fictional only please; other jurisdictions hate it when you make extra work for them.)

About the Presenter

John French photoJohn L. French is a Crime Scene Supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department’s Crime Laboratory. His duties include documenting crime scenes and collecting evidence to aid in identifying suspects.
With over 35 years of experience in crime scene investigation, French has witnessed many changes: from roll film to 35mm to digital photography; from ABO grouping to DNA; from cold case searches to databases; and that’s just in the last part of the 20th century.
In addition to his crime scene work, John is an author and editor. His books include The Devil of Harbor City, Past Sins, Paradise Denied, The Nightmare Strikes and Here There Be Monsters. John served as consulting editor for Chelsea House Publishers’ Criminal Investigation series.

Location and Directions

Date/Time:     Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:       Mid-County Community Recreation Center / 2004 Queensguard Road / Silver Spring MD 20906

Directions:     ICC Exit 182 Layhill Rd (at Exit, turn Right/South) to (Left) Queensguard and immediate Right into parking lot

Norbeck Rd N/W or Connecticut Ave N/W to (Right) Bel Pre Rd to (Right) Layhill to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into Parking lot