• Store in a cool, preferably dry environment.
  • Use one per 10-15 gallon fuming chamber.
  • Use 3-4 for car interiors.
  • Usually development is “done” within 5 minutes in a small chamber, 30-45 minutes for a car.
  • The created fumes and steam rises…place your evidence above for best results.
  • No need to add humidity, it is built-in.
  • Only use a few drops of the developer…or carefully watch development time.
  • Unit gets hot for at least 7-10 minutes during the process.
  • Be careful not to overdevelop.
  • Dispose of normally, use with adequate ventilation.

“Because the Truth Isn’t Gray.”

Following the data and the evidence provides the truth in black and white. With 24 years experience as a fingerprint/footwear examiner and 12 years as a crime scene investigator, John Black is sharing his knowledge through his company, Black & White Forensics, LLC in South Carolina. Their mission is simply “to focus on and provide quality forensic output.” They pride themselves on objectivity and a commitment to the physical evidence.

Black & White Forensics assists law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys and others in understanding what the evidence means – or may not mean – in a given case. They can also conduct casework audits as a quality assurance mechanism so that both agency managers and bench examiners understand the quality of work being performed for their communities.

John says “I consider it a privilege to be able to share the knowledge and experience that I’ve been blessed to acquire.” He has trained groups such as law enforcement (patrol officers, investigators, managers), crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, military personnel, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, forensic pathologists, coroners and high school and college students in more than 250 classes to date. The goal of the training courses is to ensure every attendee gains both a deeper understanding and working knowledge of the subject matter presented. John is happy to customize one of his course offerings, or it may be delivered in connection with Ron Smith and Associates, Inc.

When he’s not sharing his knowledge through Black & White Forensics, John says “I enjoy reading the Bible, spending time with my family, playing golf and trying to stay fit as I grow older.”

See all upcoming classes and course offerings at www.bwforensics.com.

Upcoming classes

Collaboration with Ron Smith & Associates:

  • June 10 – 14 – Understanding Exclusion & Sufficiency Decisions – Bowling Green, OH
  • Sept. 9 – 13 – Understanding Exclusion & Sufficiency Decisions – Irvine, CA
  • Sept. 16 – 20 – Fundamentals of Crime Scene Investigation – Arlington, TX

Visit www.ronsmithandassociates.com to sign up today!


TapeTenderA simple Velcro strap that will revolutionize how Evidence Tape is used.

Just now available. And only from us.

If you are like most, the little paper board dispenser box (while helpful) had its drawbacks.

Just another option…

We ditched the dispenser box, and permanently put this little Velcro retaining strap on the rolls of tape. (Otherwise, you’d lose it just like us.)

No instructions. No more mess. No more fuss. No waste. Just easy dispensing…at exactly the length you need. Then use the split-backed liner for fast application. And…no extra cost!

YOU CAN’T GOOF IT UP! Look for it when ordering (split-back) rolls.

*U.S. Patent Pending


“Make someone’s day memorable.”


19 years of service as a detective, sergeant, detective sergeant, and patrol sergeant has provided Dr. Michael McCutcheon the opportunity to learn and create numerous techniques to process crime scenes and master evidence collection. Mike has investigated almost every type of crime out there, and in turn, has created or modified techniques to investigate them. His passion for forensics led him to form the national training company, Forensic Education, LLC. It focuses on educating police officers in various areas of police work through hands-on training with the goal of motivating officers to be the best they can be.

Mike knows that after “years of being exposed to the challenges of police work officers can lose their motivation. I introduce officers to the newest techniques that they can use in the field. I remind them why they got into police work to begin with.” Forensic Education promises to create unique courses tailored to the needs of your agency. You won’t find the lame, worn out courses here. One student commented that one of Mike’s classes is “like a comedy show with amazing knowledge being shared.”

As a boy growing up in Rhode Island, Mike always wanted to be a police officer. He wanted to help people. Mike reflects, “Even after 19 years I am still motivated by the drive to help those that need help. I end my daily roll-call with ‘Make someone’s day memorable’ because I know that the police have the potential to change a person’s life.”

Dr. McCutcheon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University. He earned his Doctorate in Education at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. His doctoral research explored the relationship between emotional intelligence and stress experienced by police officers. He uses the data discovered in his research to encourage police departments to provide emotional intelligence training to their officers in an effort to protect them from negative psychological damages resulting from exposure to prolonged stress.

He began his law enforcement career in 2000 and continues to serve the Londonderry, NH community in his role as a patrol sergeant. Mike and his wife are busy with three kids, ages 13-17. To unplug, you may see Mike hiking from sunrise to sunset. His current goal is to climb all the 4000+ foot mountains in New Hampshire.

Mike has been an educator at the collegiate level since 2007 and is currently a criminal justice professor at Southern New Hampshire University introducing new students to criminal justice. Introduction to Criminal Justice, American Policing, and Crime Scene Investigations are his most popular classes.

Dr. McCutcheon is the New England Division of the International Association for Identification’s (NEDIAI) Vice-president and was previously New Hampshire Board Member for several years. Mike is a crime scene instructor/consultant for the Lynn Peavey Company in Lenexa, KS and works with Dr. Laura Pettler & Associates in Monroe, NC solving cold cases and unsolved crimes.

Visit www.forensiceducation.net to view all upcoming classes, schedule a class and to view dozens of training videos.