Forensic Latent Print Analyst II
Dr. Leggie [Leh ‘jee] Boone is a Forensic Analyst, Author, and Educator. Dr. Boone’s main fields of interest are vicarious traumatization, organizational support, and civilian relations, implicit bias in crime scene attendance, the personal impact of law enforcement suicide. Her research has explored how trauma exposure, tenure, and education influence performance effectiveness to perceived organizational support for crime scene investigation. She has also given her key contributions to law enforcement agencies and the policies accessible for awareness and intervention. Dr. Boone has been involved in forensic sciences since 1993 in various positions, including autopsy technician volunteer, crime scene investigator, educator, and evidence analyst. Dr. Boone has worked as an educator in Baltimore County, Maryland Schools and Colleges for teaching various areas of basic as well as applied sciences including Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedical Biology, and Forensic Science. Dr. Boone has also completed her master’s degree in Forensic Science and Investigation from National University San Diego, California in 2006. Her crime scene and teaching experiences allowed Dr. Boone to collaborate on the publishing of the forensic textbook and virtual reality component. Dr. Boone also co-authored and published various writings which include International Manual of Forensic Science, Contributor, 2021, “The Dead & the Bizarre”, Book 2- Contributor, 2020 “Fox Tails: Short, Short Stories Written while Puppy-Sitting”, Published 2020, “So You Want to Be a CSI”, Forensic Textbook Collaboration, Kendall Hunt, Published 2020, “Stress, Suicide, and Intervention Tactics within Law Enforcement Agencies”, Published, 2006 and many more. She has also published her research on “Footwear Policies Comparison” in 2018 and her dissertation on “Organizational Support for Critical Incident Wellness and Crime Scene Investigators” in 2020. She has written multiple poems and song lyrics published in books and magazines. Dr. Boone currently works as an adjunct professor at Keiser University in Florida, in the Crime Scene Technology program. Dr. Boone has also been active in her community through her Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and NAACP memberships, and affiliation with multiple civic organizations. In 2020, Dr. Boone attained her Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration, in Criminal Justice, with the goal of improving policies and curricula in collegiate forensic sciences and law enforcement agencies for crime scene investigation and training.