Dr. Arthur Bohanan at Parrott-Wood Library November 6

Authur BohananParrott-Wood Memorial Library, 3133 West Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN is proud to present THE AMAZING WORLD OF GRAVEYARD FORENSICS by DR. ARTHUR BOHANAN on November 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served from 5:00-5:45 pm. Dr. Bohanan’s presentation will take forensic science into the cemeteries, old and new, with amazing forensic discoveries. We will use simple methods to read the inscriptions on old grave stones. New forensics will demonstrate ways to locate and gender of the long dead. Our research data base covered 500 marked graves including buried cremains (human ashes) and graves dating back 2,000 years. And we are now only at the tip of this awesome research which continues. Come visit and learn and yes, ponder much!
Arthur M. Bohanan is an internationally award winning patented inventor, researcher, lecturer and writer, a Certified Latent Print Examiner (one of 860 in the world), a certified FEMA Mass Fatality Course Instructor and a certified police instructor with 55years in the study and practical application of forensics in thousands of violent crime scenes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University with further studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Art created the first ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) task force in Tennessee in 1998 and worked in an online undercover capacity until he retired in May 2001 as a Police Specialist III, former AFIS Manager and Senior Forensic Examiner with the Knoxville Police Department(26 years). Art twice received the Knoxville Police Officer of the year award and was awarded Walters State Community College’s first “Distinguished Alumnus Award” in March 2000 for his contribution as a researcher, consultant and lecturer in the field of forensics. Bohanan was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in Atlanta (sponsored by the Inventors Clubs of America) with two distinguished awards plus a doctorate in science and technology for pioneering research involving children’s fingerprints. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by the East Tennessee CPIT Advocacy Counsel and the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s (Huntsville, AL) Outstanding Service for Law Enforcement in 2011. Art received the Citation of Excellence Award from the Dept of Justice and the Amber Alert when he retired May lst 2012. He has completed research at the University of Tennessee’s “Body Farm”, with the F.B.I., and Oak Ridge National Lab. He was a senior forensic consultant and instructor for the Fox Valley/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the national Amber Alert Program. Co-author of “Child Fatality Investigations”, “Investigative Strategies for Missing and Abducted Children “, “Forensic Response to Missing and Abducted Children,” that he taught nationwide. Also retired as Communications /Environmental Officer with the U.S. Public Health’s DMORT WMD (disaster response) Team. Bohanan is a founding father of the National Forensic Academy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville , a founding board member and past President of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center and a founding father of the DMORT WMD team. Co founder and President of Tennessee Cadaver Research Institute locating missing and lost graves and determine the gender of the long dead back over 300 years. He also serves as Vice President of Smoky Mountain Historical Society for Sevier County.

Began at the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department while still in high school (1962), then FBI, US Army Military Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and retired from the Knoxville Police Department. Currently a reserve deputy with Sevier County Sheriff’s office.

1997, Guam, Korean Airlines 801 disaster
1998, Houston TX, World Energy Conference (WMD advisor)
1999, Princeville NC, floods, cemetery disaster
2000, Philadelphia, PA, Republican National Convention, (WMD advisor)
2001, New York City, World Trade Disaster 911
2001, New York City, American Airlines 587 disaster
2002, Salt Lake City, US Olympics Games (WMD advisor)
2003, Washington, D.C. State of the Union Address (WMD advisor)
2003, Hemphill, TX, Discovery Shuttle disaster
2004, Florida for hurricane of Danielle and Charley
2005, Louisiana for Katrina and Rita

BOOK CHARACTER: Bohanan was featured in Patricia Cornwell’s bestseller, “The Body Farm” as Dr. Thomas Katz. Featured as Art Bohanan in eight of the novels by written by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

AUTHOR: Co-author of “Prints of A Man” (2017) his own biography, author of “Care of the Dead and Their Families”, a chapter in “Advanced Disaster Medical Response” published by Harvard Medical International( printed worldwide in 9 languages). Also has written over a dozen technical articles and numerous training manuals.
INVENTOR: Holds patent # 5,395,445 issued 7 March 1995 for “Method and Apparatus for Detecting Fingerprints on Skin”. He also discovered that fingerprints of children prior to puberty are chemically different from adult prints.

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