Kim Duddy retired from the Washington State Patrol Seattle Crime Laboratory with over 20 years of experience as a Forensic Scientist with expertise in crime scene reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, and shooting incident reconstruction. As well, her expertise also encompasses the analysis and examination of evidence in many of the sub-disciplines of Trace Evidence. She was also Supervisor of the Microanalysis Section for eight years. Ms. Duddy has been qualified as an expert witness in crime scene reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, shooting incident reconstruction, and trace evidence analysis in Washington courts and has been an expert witness in Frye and inquest hearings.
Ms. Duddy holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven, a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Rhode Island, and an Associates degree in General Studies from Montgomery County Community College. She was an adjunct professor for the University of New Haven in their forensic science program.
Ms. Duddy is certified by the International Association of Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst. She was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Criminalistics through mid 2009. Ms. Duddy has been President twice for the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction and a Board member. She is also a member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, International Association for Identification, Pacific Northwest Division of the IAI, Rocky Mountain Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists.
Ms. Duddy has instructed numerous classes and workshops to various law enforcement groups, medical examiner’s offices, and trial counsel groups on physical evidence recognition, documentation, and collection, as well as crime scene processing. She was forensic technical advisor and trainer for a regional Multiagency Investigative Response Team (MIRT).