James L Wilson, Managing Director, BocaDigital, LLC. Boca Raton, Florida. The enterprise is engaged in the production of innovative Internet based software products, designed for use by Universities and Law Enforcement Agencies nationally. These companion products provide for inventory control, display, automated retrieval, authentication, and security of crime scene evidence, for vast numbers of high quality digital images. This is accomplished within a robust database architecture, integrated into a LAN and Internet distribution system, for review of evidentiary materials, on-line automated procurement of photographs within this architecture. A companion product is in development for use by University athletic departments to control and catalog its vast number of sports images.
Publications: include the writing of a computer lab manual (including the creation of all graphics and cover designs) in support of a series of classes taught at FAUs Continuing Education program, presently offered at the College of Educations Professional Development and Training program. Pearson Education, reported to be the nations largest education publisher, met in August, 2003 to review his preliminary writing, concept, format, and design, established a completion deadline, and offered its contract. Pearson purchased the manuscript and the authors CD-ROM with over 200 sample images, which were subsequently published in the 4th quarter of 2003, with all production schedules being met or exceeded by the author.
Currently collaborating with Dr. Henry Lee, Director of the State of Connecticut Forensic Laboratory, including an invitation to Wilson to deliver a speech to his forensic laboratory officials discussing digital imaging issues for law enforcement applications. Dr. Lee who has written over 30 books and hundreds of other publications, has agreed to participate in Wilsons next project, a comprehensive work dealing with educating the law enforcement community and particularly crime lab technicians in the field of digital evidence collection techniques, storage, retrieval, security and archival methodologies. Once completed this new work to be titled Principles of Forensic Digital Photography - A comprehensive desk reference and operating procedure for agency officials and crime scene technicians is targeted for use as a desktop reference manual for Crime Laboratory technicians and law enforcement officials nationally; it will also be targeted for use as training aid by Police Academies across the country. These efforts have given direct experience with publication deadlines, use of common computer software tools to produce publisher grade works, including concept, design, creativity, photography, graphics, prototype creation, production, and copywriter issues, permissions and contracts. Wilson has been engaged by Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, to provide expertise in the area of Digital Evidence Collection, Storage, Security, Authentication, techniques, and science. Wilson delivered a speech presented to the Universitys appropriate Deans and Department Heads, including EKUs senior Justice and Safety Center officials in August 2003; subsequently he serves under a subcontract with EKU providing digital imaging expertise, systems design, and equipment recommendations under a National Institute of Justice, NIJ, grant contract Award ID number 2001-MU-MU-K009, dealing with Law Enforcement Technology. Wilson conducted a number of site visits and presentations to the Boca Raton Police Services Department, Boca Raton, Florida, Principles of Digital Evidence Collection Techniques, Storage, Security and Authentication, presented to its Chief of Police and its Command, dating back to November 2002. In connection therewith Wilson also visited with the departments Crime Lab, its technicians, and conducted ride-with activities with crime scene officials as they reacted to actual police events.