Richard Saferstein, Ph.D.
Forensic Science Consultant



AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Driving Under the Influence
Dram Shop Litigation
Analysis of crime-scene physical evidence
Review and Evaluation of DNA Evidence

 

EXPERIENCE:

Chief Forensic Scientist for the State of New Jersey
Department of Law and Public Safety

New Jersey State Police 1970-1991


Forensic Science Consultant 1991-Present

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Areas of expertise encompass toxicology, pharmacology and analysis of alcohol and drugs of abuse, as well as the forensic examination of trace physical evidence. I have been accepted and testified as an expert witness over 2000 times in nearly 150 courts on a variety of forensic science issues which include: breath and blood testing for alcohol content, the pharmacological effects of alcohol, detection and Identification of drugs in biological fluids, arson-related analyses, and the forensic examination of blood, semen, hair, paint, fiber and glass evidence. Expertise includes review and evaluation of forensic DNA evidence.

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Chemistry, City University of New York - 1970

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Promoted to Fellow, 1977.
American Chemical Society
Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists
Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley
International Association for Identification
Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
New Jersey Association for Identification
New York Microscopical Society
Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists
Society of Forensic Toxicologists

HONORS:

Recipient of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2006 Paul L. Kirk Award for
distinguished service and contributions to the field of Criminalistics.
Award of Merit - American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 1995
Rosenblatt Memorial Lecturer in Forensic Science, Northeastern University, 1994
Advisory Board member for the Barnett Institute-Northeastern University
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Identification (2001 - Present)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences (1984 - 1994)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Microchemical Journal (1988 - 1995)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (1980 - 1984)

BOOKS:

"Criminalistics - An introduction to Forensic Science," (Ninth Edition)
Prentice - Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 2007.

"Forensic Science Handbook,"
Prentice - Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 2001.

"Forensic Science Handbook - Volume 2."
Prentice - Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 2004

"Forensic Science Handbook - Volume 3"
Prentice - Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1993

"Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab"
Prentice - Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 2009

The complete listing of Dr. Saferstein's Books

 

 

RICHARD SAFERSTEIN, PH.D.

20 Forrest Court
Mount Laurel, N.J. 08054

Phone:  (856) 234-7134
Cell: (609) 706-5381
FAX:  (856) 778-4841
E-mail: RSaferstein@ForensicConsultant.info

 


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