Jim Hoerricks, Ph.D.

jim@hoerricks.com

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(818) 518-9070

Jim Hoerricks

47 Years

Las Vegas, NV 89139

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Whilst I believe wholeheartedly that the work recommends the craftsman, I do understand that sometimes people may require additional verification. As such, references are available upon request.

Biography

Jim is a non-verbal autistic self-advocate, special education teacher, researcher, lecturer, best-selling author, and instructional designer. Pronouns: They / Them / Their / Dr.
Jim's statement: as a non-verbal autistic person, I'm able to empathize with a diverse range of learner types. That empathy makes it’s way into all the content that I create and the classes in which I teach. I actively work to build and sustain meaningful relationships within the learning communities that I serve. Utilizing Universal Design for Learning methodology, I create and deliver meaningful, standards-based content for the traditional and non-traditional learner. I specialize in creating and delivering culturally relevant learning experiences that will have the most impact. Masonic biography.

Certifications / Licenses

  • General Radiotelephone Operators License, Serial Number PG00003984
    Federal Communications Commission, March 2002
  • Adobe Photoshop CS, Transcript ID 191832
    BrainBench, October 2005
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, Transcript ID 191832
    BrainBench, May 2006
  • Mobile Phone Seizure Certification, Certificate Number 1643
    BKForensics, October 2010
  • Amped Certified Analyst
    Amped Software North America. July 2012 - Re-certified: July 2015, July 2018
  • Amped Certified Instructor
    Amped Software North America. July 2012 - Re-certified: July 2015, July 2018
  • Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository (LEEDIR) Certified.
    Citizen Global, June 2014.
  • ORCID - 0000-0002-9625-9468 (Verify)
  • Lodge Management Certification (2016) - California Grand Lodge F&AM
  • Masonic Funeral Service Certification - California Grand Lodge F&AM
  • DEAC - Preparing for DEAC Accreditation (verify)
  • edX - Course Creator (edX 101, edX Blended Learning, edX VideoX, edX Studio X).
  • PN Level 1 Certified Pn1. Precision Nutrition. Toronto, Canada. Original certification - 2018. Recertification - 2020.
  • Duolingo Certified Educator (verify).
  • Audio Video Forensic Analyst (AVFA) (Certification ID: AVFA223613) (Verify)
    ETA-Intl., May 2019 - May 2023
  • Camtasia 2019 Certification (verify).
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter  - General (CERT-00352075). CA Dept. of Social Services. Dec. 2019. (verify)
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter - Law Enforcement (CERT-00352088). CA Dept. of Social Services. Dec. 2019. (verify)
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter - Clergy (CERT-00352088). CA Dept. of Social Services. Dec. 2019. (verify)
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter - School Personnel (CERT-00352512). CA Dept. of Social Services. Jan. 2020 (verify)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) - University of Toronto - 150 hour certificate. Includes teaching business english and teaching native Mandarin speakers. April 2020. (verify

Expert Testimony

  • People v. Carpenter (3CR13501) Los Angeles County Superior Court, April 2004 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Clarification)
  • People v. Cruz (4CR06272) Los Angeles County Superior Court, April 2004 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Clarification)
  • People v. Casey (PA049315) Los Angeles County Superior Court, January 2005 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Clarification)
  • People v. Garcia (62-55517) Sacramento County Superior Court, October 2006 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Clarification and Content Analysis)
  • People v. Abdullah (BA353334) Los Angeles County Superior Court, December 2009 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Authentication)
  • People v. Kemp (BA387506) Los Angeles County Superior Court, May 2014 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Clarification and Content Analysis)
  • NV vs. Stewart (C-16-315677-3) Clark County District Court, August 2017 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Video Clarification and Content Analysis)
  • US v Wells (3:13-cr-00008-SLG) US Federal Court, District of Alaska, October 2019 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Photogrammetry, Vehicle Make / Model Determination, Photographic Comparison, and industry best practices)
  • Swain v. Gafford Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, NV. February 2020 (Testimonial Class: digital / multimedia forensic analysis (aka forensic video analysis or digital visual media forensics). Work type: Audio / Video Authentication) 

General Testimony

  • People v. Vann (BA351183) Los Angeles County Superior Court, March 2010
    (Testified as to my involvement in a digital multimedia evidence retrieval)
  • People v. Childress (BA356413) Los Angeles County Superior Court, November 2011
    (Testified as to my downloading of a mobile phone’s contents)
  • People v. Nunez-Sharp / Lopez (BA397214) Los Angeles County Superior Court, March 2015
    (Testified as to my involvement in a digital multimedia evidence retrieval)
  • People v. Palmer (BA356413) Los Angeles County Superior Court, October 2019 (Testified as to my downloading of the contents of several mobile phones)

Declarations

  • In re Carol Ann Worthman (A032096) Los Angeles County Superior Court, April 2008
    Declaration in support of the need for original documents for authentication purposes
  • Hor vs City of Seattle (10-2-34403-9SEA) King County Superior Court, October 2012
    Declaration as to forensic audio analysis work performed to identify speakers and sirens in audio recording
  • People v Payton (2010-002-126) Ventura County Superior Court, March 2012
    Declaration as to image authentication work performed, authentication of digital images.
  • People v Goodlow (BA422433) Los Angeles County Superior Court, November 2014
    Declaration as to review of opposing expert’s work in facial imaging.
  • Swain v Gafford (2020) Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, NV, January 2020
    Declaration as to results of preliminary authenticity examination of audio / video content within an official courtroom recording.

Hearings

  • Az. v. Awad (CR-2017-1727) Mohave County Superior Court, August 2018
    Daubert Hearing on Image Authentication.
  • US v Wells (3:13-cr-00008-SLG) US Federal Court, District of Alaska, July 2019
    Daubert Hearing on Forensic Video Analysis, Photogrammetry, Vehicle Make / Model Determination, Photographic Comparison, and industry best practices. (qualification)
  • NH. v. Ellison (217-2018-CR-1048) Merrimack County Superior Court, March 2020 Daubert Hearing on Reverse Projection, Photogrammetry, Photographic Comparison, Vehicle Make / Model Determination, and industry best practices.  

Depositions

  • NH v Ellison (217-2018-CR-1048) Merrimack Superior Court (remote), January 2020
    Pre-Daubert Hearing deposition on Photogrammetry, Reverse Projection Photogrammetry, Photographic Comparison, Vehicle Make / Model Determination, and Standards / Practices.
  • Scott v Charlotte / Vinson (18-CVS- 16700) Mecklenburg Superior Court (remote), April 2020
    Pre-trial deposition on the forensic analysis of audio and video evidence, photogrammetry, comparison, and content analysis of body worn camera and dash cam videos.

Click here to download my testimony list.

Whilst the above represents those cases that have gone to trial, I have provided analysis and assistance in well over five thousand cases since 2001. From general processing and conversions, clarification / enhancement, to photogrammetry, to authentication, chances are your request is not unique. Please feel free to ask me about your case.

Major Publications

Autism Articles

  • The "lie detector" and sensory processing disorder. (link)
  • When actually autistic people speak, great things can happen. (link)
  • Going Home (link)
  • Are you the sum of your symptoms? (link)
  • Holidays and the disruption of routine in autism (link)
  • Communication: What it Means to be Non-Verbal (to me)(link)
  • The diagnosis trap (link)
  • Differentiation: a sustainable accommodation strategy (link)
  • Justifying the Autistic Experience (link

Other Articles

  • Articles on LinkedIn. (link)
  • Articles on the Amped Software Blog. (link)
  • Articles on the Forensic Photoshop Blog. (link)
  • Articles on the LA Newsrag - for the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County. (link) (link)
  • Articles, speech transcripts, and other writing related to Freemasonry or religion available upon request. (link)
  • Journal of Forensic Identification - re: Lack of Enforcement of Standards as Regards the Testing of Human Subjects (link)
  • Journal of Forensic Identification - re: A Comparison of Reverse Projection and Laser Scanning Photogrammetry (link)
  • Chartered Society of Forensic Science (UK) - Statistics for Digital / Multimedia Forensic Analysts - August 2019 CSEye (link)
  • eForensics Magazine:
       Statistics for Forensic Analysts (link)
       A Quantitative Comparison of Common Interpolation Methods - a study investigating common interpolation methods
            used in digital / multimedia forensic analysts (link)
        Ground Truth – the missing link in digital/multimedia forensic science (link)
        The subjectivity of consistency, an overview of manual facial photographic comparison in forensic science (link)

Statement of Qualifications

Specialized Training

Public Speaking / TV Show Examples

  • Click here for video from an LA District Attorney's Saturday Seminar (2008) on using CCTV evidence in court.
    I start about 25 minutes into the session.
  • Click here to watch Nazi Scrapbooks from Hell (National Geographic Channel).
    My scene begins about the 42 minute mark.
  • Click here to watch Monster Quest: Terror from the Sky (History Channel).
    My scene begins about the 24 minute mark.

Masonic Lectures. Papers, and Presentations

  • Classroom Director - Pasadena Scottish Rite, AASR. Pasadena, Ca. 2008-2014
  • Internal Alchemy. MSRICF. Long Beach, CA. February, 2008
  • Be the hero that you're waiting for. Commentary on the 15th Degree of the AASR. Pasadena Scottish Rite. February, 2009
  • Robert Burns - a man's a man for a' that. Glendale Lodge #244. January 2012
  • Increasing Participation and Membership in the Lodge. West Covina Lodge #446. June, 2012
  • The Benevolence of Masonic Charity. Pasadena Scottish Rite, AASR. October, 2017
  • The Masonic Rite of Destitution. Archimedes Masonic Club. April, 2018
  • Reflections on the Circumpunct - from the metaphysical to the practical. Oasis Lodge #854. May, 2018.
  • Harmony - the strength and support of all societies. An exploration of the role of the Masonic Lodge in political and societal problem solving. Burbank Lodge #406. June 2018
  • The Deil’s Awa wi’ Rabbie Burns. How a Parcel of Rogues have given us the wrong version of such an important historical figure ... and what we can do to fix it. Royal Order of Scotland. August, 2018.
  • What's a Constitution? An examination of what it means to be "free born." Archimedes Lodge #871. September 2018. (link)
  • Kabbalah and Krav Maga, the mind / body connection. Archimedes Lodge #871. May 2019
  • No Trespassing: The US Constitution, the Circumpunct, and the Morality of Self-Restraint. Pasadena Consistory. September 2019. (link)
  • Push the Reset Button. An analysis of the Scottish Rite Reunion in light of the Ark of the Covenant. Pasadena Lodge of Perfection. October 2019.
  • ... and then what? On purposefully building the habit of self-care and self-development; becoming the strength and support of our Lodges and our community. Glendale Lodge #368 & Southern California Lodge #529, March 2020. (link)
  • Some of the articles listed above are restricted to a specific audience. Send me an email to request a copy of the paper or presentation featured by clicking here.
  • Click here to schedule a lecture at your Masonic function.

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