Mr. Arthur S Chancellor

Second Look Training and Forensic Consulting LLC
131 Wed Denning Road
Angier, NC 27501
Mobile: +19193603518
Office: +19193603518
Introduction

Mr. Chancellor is an expert in the field of Crime Scene Staging, Suicide Investigations, and Military Investigations especially in the field of violent and sexual crimes. His mission is to provide an accurate evaluation of criminal investigations and crime scenes for prosecutors or defense to enable them to make informed decisions about their case.

Mr. Chancellor in his 40+-year career as a detective has personally investigated or supervised several thousand felony investigations which occurred on a military base or in the civilian community. He has processed over 200+ homicide death scenes and qualified multiple times as an expert witness in the area of Crime Scene Analysis and Crime Scene Examination. Mr. Chancellor's focus in the last 15 years is on death and sexual offenses. His specialty is Staged Crime Scenes also known as Staging which is a crime scene alteration made by an offender to misdirect a criminal investigation. His most recent consultations have centered on homicides staged to resemble some other event or in false sexual assaults.

Mr. Chancellor has authored multiple professional articles and textbooks on the subjects of Death Investigation (1st & 2nd Editions), Crime Scene Staging, and Investigating Sexual Assault Crimes (1st & 2nd Editions) He also provides investigative training on these subjects to detectives across the United States.


Areas of Expertise
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Criminalistics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Violent Crimes

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Master's Degree- Criminal Justice Administration- Oklahoma City University, OK (96)
Bachelor's Degree- Criminal Justice, St. Martin's College, Lacy WA. (94)
FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA. (96)

Have authored or co-authored textbooks on Death Investigation, Investigating Sexual Assault Crimes, and Crime Scene Staging. Also authored other professional paper.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Academy of Forensic Science, (Fellow)
International Homicide Investigator's Association (Member)
Southeastern Homicide Investigator's Association (Member)
International Association for Identification (Member)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection,
Workshop conducted at annual training session for the Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction, Feb 2, 2008, Tulsa, OKLA. Presented by Grant D. Graham, MFS, CSCSA, CBPE- (co-authored the material)

Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection,
3, 8-hour Workshops presented to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police CSI, Las Vegas NV. (May 09)

Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection, 8 hour
Workshop presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, IL (Feb 2011); Washington DC. (Feb 2013), New Orleans, LA Feb (2017)

Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection, 8 hour
Workshop presented at the South Carolina Coroner’s Association, Columbia, SC., March 2014.

Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection, 8 hour
Workshop presented at the North Carolina Homicide Association, Wilmington, NC (2014)

Staged Crime Scenes and the Jeffrey MacDonald Case,
International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) Las Vegas, NV (2018)
NC Homicide Investigators Association, Willington, NC (Oct 2019)
Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association, Norfolk, VA (Nov 2019)
ROCIC annual Homicide Conference, Savanah, GA (Aug 2020)

Staged Sexual Homicides Presentation
International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) Austin, TX (Aug 2019)
ROCIC, Annual Homicide Conference, Mobile, AL (Aug 2022)


Course: Staged Crime Scenes Crime Scene Clues to Suspect Misdirection: 16 Hour workshop, presented to:
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Conroe, TX. (Dec 2017)
Hudson Police Department, Hudson NH- (April 2018)
Randall County SO, Amarillo, TX (Oct 2018)
Sandy Police Dept., Sandy UT, (Mar 2019)
Garden City Police, Garden City, ID (Scheduled Oct 2019)
ROCIC, Nashville, TN (Mar 2021)
Sandy Police Department, Sandy, Utah (April 2020)
Potter County SO, Amarillo, TX (May 2021)
Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland TN (Aug 2021)
Tucson Police Department, Tucson, AZ (Sept 2021)


Course: Forensic Aspects of Death Investigations 40 hours
Potter County Sheriff’s Office, Amarillo, TX (May 2019)

Course: Adult Sex Crimes 40 Hours
Potter County Sheriff’s Office, Amarillo, TX (May 2020)
Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland, TN (Oct 2022)

US Army CID In-service Training

Crime Scene Staging Workshop 8 hours, presented to Army CID Elements in Yongsan, Camp Casey, Daegu, and Camp Humphries, Korea. (July 2018)

Investigating Sexual Assaults (40 Hours)

Workshop presented to US Army CID and police agencies in Ft Bragg, NC Area (Oct 2018)
Workshop scheduled for US Army CID and police agencies Ft Drum, NY (May 2019)
Workshop presented to US Army CID and police agencies, Ft Bragg, (Oct 2021.)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Five times by prosecutors. Results: four convictions and one pending trial. These cases were completed pro bono as I was working as a federal agent at the time.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Crime Scene Staging- these cases were completed pro bono as I was working as a federal agent at the time.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: All consultations up to this time have been with prosecutors or with police agencies.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Thus far not employed by defense.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Once
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2012
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Expert 9 times in various judicial jurisdictions in Mississippi for- Crime Scene Analysis or Crime Scene Examination
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Qualified nine times in state court.

Have testified in federal, multiple state, and military trials. Also testified multiple times in German Criminal Court (89-91)
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Actively consulting 15 years or qualified as an expert, consultations were previously completed as part of my normal employment as a Federal Agent or provided pro bono.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Case review and consulting. Written analysis report provided with additional investigative suggestions and potential trial strategy. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the case. Available for travel if necessary.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial contact and discussing the case there is no charge. If case is accepted, there is no charge for consulting with attorney.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $200. 00 for the initial review to determine if I can be helpful. Once case accepted, then $200 per hour or negotiated.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses and per diem are expected.

References

Available Upon Request


Video
Crime Scene Staging Covers the basics of Crime Scene Staging presented for the layman.
The CSI Effect The CSI Effect on juries is explained and discussed.