Associate Professor Glenn Porter

Associate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Glenn Porter

Phone: +61 2 6773 1853

Email: gporter4@une.edu.au

Biography

Dr Glenn Porter is an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of New England. He is an experienced forensic criminology practitioner and previously worked with the Australian Federal Police as a forensic imaging specialist. A/Prof Porter was the founding academic and Head of the Forensic Science degree at the University of Western Sydney and has served as Vice President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is an experienced expert witness and his evidence has been heard or presented in various courts and jurisdictions including; the District and Supreme Courts of NSW, Coroners Court of NSW, NSW Court of Criminal Appeal (Sydney), High Court of Australia (Canberra) and the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) (Geneva). A/Prof Porter’s forensic specialisations include forensic imaging, images as forensic evidence, crime scene investigation and shoe mark evidence.

Qualifications

Ph.D., M.App.Sc.(Photog.), Grad.Dip.Sc., Assoc.Dip.A.(Photog.), ASIS FRPS

Memberships

Editoral Board Positions:

Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

Journal of Criminological Research, Policy & Practice

Teaching Areas

CRIM101

CRIM304

Research Interests

A/Prof Porter’s research interests are in forensic criminology areas such as; forensic photography and imaging, optical enhancement of evidence, images as forensic evidence, CCTV evidence, forensic science, crime scene documentation and processes. Other research interests include policing practices and professionalisation, visual culture in the criminal justice, media portrayal of crime, the CSI Effect, and the science of art.

Publications

Publications – Books, Chapters, Journals & Encyclopaedias

Porter G., “Shoe Mark Evidence Photography: For Crime Scene Investigators & Forensic Scientists” (currently under production).

Cole S. A., Porter G., (in press) “The CSI Effect” in “International Handbook of Forensic Criminology” Routledge.

Porter G., (2015) “Editorial” JCRPP Guest Editor – Forensic Science & Intelligence Special Edition, Journal of Criminological Research, Policy & Practice, 1:4 193-194.

Porter G., (2014) “Forensic Photography” in “2014 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology” McGraw-Hill, p124-129.

Porter G., (2013) “Photography & Optical Enhancement of Physical Evidence” in “Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science” 2nd Edition, Jamieson A., Moenssens A. (Eds) John Wiley, Chichester.

Porter G., (2009) “Photography: Marks, Impressions and Documents” in “Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science” Jamieson A., Moenssens A. (Eds) John Wiley, Chichester, p2036-2057.

Porter G., (2009) “Foreword” in Lai D., (2009) “Photographic Composition and Design” China Books Publishing(published in Chinese).

Porter G., (2004) “Specialised Photography” in Horswell J., (Ed) “The Practice of Crime Scene Investigation” CRC Press, p139-159.

Porter G., (2000) “Evidence” in “Complicity” Australian Centre of Photography. January, p16-19.

Publications – Research Reports

Ahearn I., Brady H., Lawton F., Mitchell C., Murphy R., Porter G., Saul B., Ward C., Eastmen K., Evans G., Freeland S., Gal T., Ierace M., Keith K., Krahenmann S., Lawerence C., (2014) “Island of Impunity?: Investigation into International Crimes in the Final Stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War” Research Report, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Feb 2014.

Publications – Refereed Journal Articles

Ebeyan R, Porter G., Crumlish C., Renshaw R., (in production) “Validating a Novel Technique for the Recovery of Fingermarks from Ammunition Cases using Digital Imaging” Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Edmond G., Found B., Martire K., Ballantyne K., Hamer D., Searson R., Thompson M., San Roque M., Cunliffe E., Tangen J., Dioso-Villa R.,Roberts A., Ligertwood A., Hibbert B.,  Kemp R., Porter G., & White D., (in press) “Model Forensic Science” Australian Journal of Forensic Science.

Porter G., Ebeyan R., (2015) “Detection of Second-Generation Images using an Assessment Criteria Method” Journal of Criminological Research, Policy & Practice, 1:4 207-222.

Spiteri V., Porter G., Kemp R., (2015) “Variation of Craniofacial Representation in Passport Photographs” Journal of Criminological Research, Policy & Practice, 1:4 239-250.

Porter G., Ebeyan R., Crumlish C., Renshaw R., (2015) “A Novel Method for the Recovery of Fingermarks from Ammunition Cases using Digital Imaging” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 60:2 418-421.

Edmond G., Martire K., Kemp R., Hamer D., Hibbert B., Ligertwood A., Porter G., San Roque M., Searston R., Tangen J., Thompson M., White D., (2014) “How to Cross-Examine Forensic Scientists: A Guide for Lawyers” Australian Bar Review, 39 174-197.

Porter G., (2013)“Images as Evidence” Precedent, 119:Nov/Dec 38-42.

Edmond G., San Roque M., with Kemp R., Cole S., Porter G., Tangen J., (2013) “Justicia’s Gaze: Surveillance, Evidence and the Criminal Trial” Surveillance & Society, 11:3 252-271.

Weaver R., Salamonson Y., Koch J., Porter G., (2012) “The CSI Effect at University: Forensic Science Students’ Television Viewing and Perceptions of Ethical Issues” Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 44:4 381-391.

Porter G., (2012) “Zak Coronial Inquest and the Interpretation of Photographic Evidence” Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 24:1 39-49.

Farrar A., Porter G., Renshaw A., (2012) “Detection of Latent Bloodstains Beneath Painted Surfaces using Reflected Infrared Photography” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57:5 1190-1198.

Porter G., Kennedy M., (2012) “Photographic Truth & Evidence” Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 44:2 183-192.

Porter G., (2011) “A New Theoretical Framework Regarding the Application and Reliability of Photographic Evidence.” International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 15:1 26-61.

Vanderwee J., Porter G., Renshaw A., Bell M., (2011) “The Investigation of a Relative Contrast Index Model for Fingerprint Quantification” Forensic Science International, 204: 74-79.

Morrison B., Wiggins M.W., Porter G., (2010) “User Preference for a Control-Based Reduced Processing Decision Support Interface” International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 26:4 297-316.

Edmond G., Kemp R., Porter G., Hamer D., Burton M., Biber K., San Roque M., (2010) “Atkins v The Emperor: The ‘Cautious’ use of Unreliable ‘Expert’ Opinion” International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 14:2 146-165.

Edmond G., Biber K., Kemp R., Porter G., (2009) “Laws Looking Glass: Expert Identification Evidence Derived from Photographic and Video Images” Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20:3 337-377.

Porter G., (2009) “CCTV Images as Evidence” Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 41:1 11-25.

McKechnie M., Porter G., & Langlois N., (2008) “The Detection of Latent Residue Tattoo Ink Pigments in Skin using Invisible Radiation Photography” Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 40:1 65-72.

Humphreys J.D., Porter G., Bell M., (2008) “The Quantification of Fingerprint Quality Using a Relative Contrast Index” Forensic Science International 178:1 46-53.

Porter G., (2007) “Visual Culture in Forensic Science” Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 39:2 81-91.

Porter G., Doran G., (2000) “An Anatomical and Photographic Technique for Forensic Facial Identification” Forensic Science International, 114: (2000) 97-105.

Porter G., Doran G., (1998) “The Application of Forensic Photography for Facial Identification Methods” The Imaging Science Journal. 46:3/4, 175-176.

Porter G., Doran G (1998) “Facial Identification from ID Photographs” Proceedings of the 7th International Craniofacial Identification Conference October 1997. May 1998, 69-87.

Selected Papers in Symposium (Previous 5 Years)

Porter G., (2016) “New Methodological Practices When Using Digital Images As Forensic Evidence” Australian Institute of Professional Investigators, National Conference, Sydney, September 2016.

Porter G., (2015) “Digital Images as Forensic Evidence” Digital Humanities Workshop, James Cook University, Cairns/Townsville, October 2015.

Porter G., (2013) “Sourced Images as Evidence” 17th International Forensic Science Managers Symposium, Interpol, Lyon France, October 2013.

Porter G., “Developing Forensic Capacity with Facial Images” Unfamiliar Face Matching Research Meeting, University of New South Wales, February 2013.

Porter G., Edmond G., “CCTV Evidence: Re-Framing the Debate”, 21st International Symposium in the Forensic Sciences, Hobart, September 2012 (awarded best oral presentation for electronic evidence).

King K., Porter G., Renshaw R., Crumlish C., “Optimisation of Reflected Ultraviolet Photography for Digital Capture”, 21st International Symposium in the Forensic Sciences, Hobart, September 2012.

Ebeyan R., Porter G., Renshaw A., Crumlish C., “Fingermark Recovery from Ammunition Cases using Digital Imaging”, 21st International Symposium in the Forensic Sciences, Hobart, September 2012.

Porter G., “Photographic Evidence” Department ofFamily & Community Services, Legal Services Conference, Sydney, August 2012.

Porter G., “Visual Evidence & Expression” Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences Conference, Sydney, December 2011

Porter G., “CCTV Casework  Current Forensic Identification Methodologies from Images” Photo Imaging Education Association Conference, Sydney, June 2011 (Keynote Speaker)

Bastide B., Porter G., Renshaw A., He Y., “Detection of Latent Blood Spatter Patterns at Arson Scenes Using Reflected Infrared Photography” Photo Imaging Education Association Conference, Sydney, June 2011

Ebeyan R., Porter G., Renshaw A., Crumlish C., “The Photographic Preservation of Fingermarks from Cartridge Casings and Validation” Photo Imaging Education Association Conference, Sydney, June 2011

Porter G., “The Application and Issues of Forensic Identification Methods from CCTV”Agent Tracking and Its Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Conference on the Identification and Tracking of Human Individuals, Macquarie University, Sydney, June 2011.

Porter G., “The Issues & Reliability of CCTV as Forensic Evidence Expert Evidence Conference, National Judicial College of Australia, Australian National University, Canberra, February 2011.

Selected Invited Presentations & Workshops (Previous 5 Years)

Porter G., (2017) “Images as Evidence” NSW Law Society, Sydney, February 2017.

Porter G., (2016) “New Methodological Practices When Using Digital Images As Forensic Evidence” Australian Institute of Professional Investigators, National Conference, Sydney, September 2016.

Porter G., (2015) “Shoe Mark Evidence Photography Workshop” Australian Federal Police, Canberra, November 2015.

Porter G., (2015) “How to Engage with Practice-Led Research for Research-Led Practice” Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society, ACT Branch, Canberra, November 2015.

Porter G., (2014) “The Third Forensics: Visual Evidence” Science & Society in the Tropics, James Cook University, May 2014.

Porter G., (2013) “Sourced Images as Evidence” 17th International Forensic Science Managers Symposium, Interpol, Lyon France, October 2013.

Porter G., “Developing Forensic Capacity with Facial Images” Unfamiliar Face Matching Research Meeting, University of New South Wales, February 2013.

Porter G., “Photographic Evidence” Community Services, Legal Services Conference, August 2012.

Research Supervision Experience

Higher Degree Research Supervision

“Recapturing Likeness: Imaging Faces from Poor Quality CCTV for Biometric Databases” Vanessa Spiteri PhD, James Cook University, Principal Supervisor, APA Scholarship recipient, current.

“Two Looted Shivas Unearthing the Divide between Acquisition Policy and Practice: The Implications for Cultural Heritage Protection” Vicki Oliveri, PhD, James Cook University. Principal Supervisor, APA Scholarship recipient, current.

“An Examination of Wonder in Contemporary Art Photography” Amy Rodd, PhD, James Cook University, Principal Supervisor, current.

“Establishing Critical Conceptual and Pragmatic Principles for Photointerpretation Methodologies when Applied as Forensic Evidence” Robert Ebeyan, PhD, James Cook University. Principal Supervisor, APA Scholarship recipient, 2017.

“Alchemy: Re-visioning Fine Art Photography in the Digital Age” Ann Vardanega, PhD, James Cook University. Principal Supervisor, current.

Building Cultural and Social Capital Through Re-Purposing Community Industrial Infrastructure: A Case Study of the Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns” Anthony Castles, MPhil, James Cook University. Co-Supervisor, current.

“Tattoos and CCTV Footage: What Role Can They Play in Suspect Identification” Kathryn Denny, MPhil, James Cook University. Principal Supervisor, current.

“Taphonomy of Bone: Biological and Chemical Indicators of Decompositional Changes and the Implications for Detection of Human Remains” Jennie Nelson, MSc, University of Western Sydney, Co-Supervisor, current.

“Effect of Activated Charcoal on Preservation of Volatile Hydrocarbons in Arson Samples”Paul Spryszynski, Master of Science, University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2011.

Honours Supervision

Biometric Variations from Passport Photographs from Retail Outlets” Vanessa Spiteri, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2013.

“Investigating the Effect of Storage Time on the Rheology of Blood and Its Influence on Crime Scene Reconstruction” Josh Thompson, University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st class hons) Co-Supervisor, 2013.

“Gasoline and Diesel Fractionation for Environmental Forensic Identification of Fuel Type” Lucy Brybag, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2013.

“Chemical Characterisation of Soot to Aid in the Reverse Engineering of Fire Scenes” Caitlin Anderson, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2013.

“Asphaltene Analysis of Crude and Heavy Fuel Oils: A Suitable Addition to the Oil Fingerprinting Arsenal?” Brendon Riley, University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2013.

“An Evaluation of High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) for Fire Scene Investigation” Aaron Flint, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney & NSW Fire Brigades (awarded 1st class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2012.

“Photographic Recovery of Fingermarks on Shell Casings” Robert Ebeyan, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2011.

“Investigation of the Initial Algal Colonisation of Submerged Substrates in Freshwater” Samantha Walker, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Co-Supervisor, 2011.

“The Optimisation of Reflected Ultraviolet Digital Photography” Katie King, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2011.

“The Effect of Surface Colour on the Intensity and Sensitivity of Luminol and Bluestar Forensic Magnum” Michael Dillon, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2011.

Detection of Latent Blood Spatter Patterns at Arson Scenes using Reflected Infrared Photography” Belinda Bastide, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2010.

“Visualisation of Dye in Human Hair Cross Sections” Arniza Khairani, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Co-Supervisor, 2010.

“Determining the Minimum Number of Laser Microdissected Collected Sperm Required to Obtain a Reportable DNA Profile” Tracey Burns, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2010.

“The Investigation of Micro Image Analysis Enhancement Methods of Sexual Assault Evidence” Audrey Chang, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Co-Supervisor, 2010.

“The Detection of Latent Blood Spatter Patterns under Painted Surfaces” Andrew Farrar, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney(awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2009.

“Investigating the Application of Photoanthropometric Indices for use in Facial Identifications from CCTV Images” Jodie Green, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney, 2009 (awarded 1st class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2009.

Comparing the Chemiluminescence Intensity, Quenching time and Reapplication Potential of Bluestar® and Luminol Presumptive Blood Tests” William Muir, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2009.

A Comparison of the Intensity and Sensitivity of Bluestar® and Luminol and the Use of Digital Images to Quantify Chemiluminescence” Melissa Ward, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor, 2009.

The Influence of Simultaneous Contrast on Qualitative Fingerprint Quality Evaluation” Melissa Eastlake-Smith, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2008.

Determining Resolution Standards for Facial Identification in CCTV Images” Lisa Cotterill, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2008.

“Validation of a Contrast Index Model used for Fingerprint Quality Quantification” Jana Vanderwee, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney, 2008. (awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2008.

“Bloodstain Pattern Analysis – Storage Conditions of Blood for Crime Scene Reconstruction” Hannah Taylor, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2008.

“The Quantification of Fingerprint Quality using a Relative Contrast Index” Jill Humphreys, Bachelor of Science (Hons) University of Western Sydney (awarded 1st Class Hons). Principal Supervisor, 2007.

“Mathematical Model for Determining Loss of Petrol due to Microbial Degradation”Paul Spryszynski, Graduate Certificate in Science, University of Western Sydney. Co-Supervisor 2007.

"The Identification of Latent Bruising and Bite Marks using Ultraviolet Reflective Photography" Donna Broomfield, Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2005.

"The Detection of Latent Tattoo Ink Pigments in Skin using Invisible Radiation Photography", Michelle McKechnie, Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2005.

“In the Shadow of the Cross” Charles Crumlish, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), University of Western Sydney. Principal Supervisor, 2003.