Qualifications & Certifications
Forensic Education & Experience
Lesley Hammer is a Certified Forensic Footwear Examiner, Diplomate in Criminalistics, and Senior Crime Scene Analyst with professional experience at the State of Alaska DPS Crime Lab.
- Master of Science, Forensic Science
University of Strathclyde, Scotland 2007
- Master of Arts, Teaching
University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990
- Bachelor of Arts, Earth & Environmental Science
Alaska Pacific University, 1987
- Certified Forensic Footwear Examiner
International Association for Identification
Hammer Forensics LLC (January 2010 - present)
Examines casework and provides testimony, consultation and training related to forensic Footwear and Tire Track Evidence and Crime Scene Physical Evidence Collection.
State of Alaska DPS Crime Lab (1994 - 2009)
Supervising Forensic Scientist from 2002 to 2009 Responsible for supervision, training and coordination of casework in the crime scene, latent print and shoe and tire track unit. Conducted technical reviews, met accreditation standards, designed quality assurance, training and safety programs. Functioned as the laboratory training coordinator.
Forensic Scientist assigned to casework from 1994 to 2002. Analytical experience in footwear and tire track examination, latent print processing and comparison and crime scene evidence documentation, collection and preservation.
Anchorage School District (1990 - 1994)
Chemistry and General Science teacher.