During this hour-long presentation Dr Johnson will discuss the persistence of biological DNA; the use of alternative light sources for probative evidence; the color phases of bruising; strangulation injures. She will discuss why the alleged suspect’s body may be a better source of probative evidence than the victims. In addition, she will detail the correct forensic documentation standards for patients with blunt injuries, incised injuries, abrasions, contusions and bruises from inflicted trauma.
Dr. Jennifer Johnson is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner, board-certified advanced forensic nurse, and sexual assault nurse examiner with more than 20 years’ experience in practice. She currently works as assistant manager of a comprehensive forensics program in the Midwest and is the president and owner of Johnson Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC. Dr. Johnson earned her doctorate of nursing practice from Maryville University in St. Louis and her master of science in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Johnson is an appointed member of a number of professional and governmental organizations related to forensic medicine, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology/National Institute for Justice Evidence Management Project, a Co-Founder and Board of Director for the Academy of Forensic Nursing. She is a regular guest speaker at medical and forensic professional conferences throughout the United States and is frequently called upon to stand as an expert witness in criminal and medical malpractice cases.