Center for Criminal Justice Studies

Michelle Miranda

Associate Professor 10 Months Email Whitman Hall, Room 163

Courses Taught

Tattoos & Forensic Investigations, Forensic DNA Technology, Forensic Firearms Examinations, Terrorism and Homeland Security, Advanced Forensic Investigations, Forensic Technology, Security Law and Policy, Crime Prevention Systems, Forensic Psychology, Criminal Investigation, Criminalistics, Criminology, Computer Forensics III, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Senior Project

Education

  • B.S., Biology, Manhattan College, 2000
  • M.S., Forensic Science (Criminalistics), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 2003
  • M. Phil., Criminal Justice, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2011
  • Ph.D. , Criminal Justice (Forensic Science, Criminalistics), Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2012

Certificates & Licensures

  • ABC-GKE, American Board of Criminalistics-General Knowledge, American Board of Criminalistics

Publications

  • Michelle D. Miranda, From Sherlock Holmes to Contemporary Superheroes: The Art of Detection and Investigation in the DC Universe in D. Brode (Ed.), The DC Comics Universe: Critical Essays, Jefferson: McFarland & Co. (2022), pp. 65-76.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Evil Ink: Tattoos as the Sign of Villainy in Comics in D. Brode (Ed.), The DC Comics Universe: Critical Essays, Jefferson: McFarland & Co. (2022), pp. 225-235.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Tatouages: Identification et Restauration in J. Beauthier (Ed.), Traité de Médecine Légale et Criminalistique, (3ème édition), Brussels, Belgium: De Boeck Supérieur (2022).
  • Claude Roux, Rebecca Bucht, Frank Crispino, Peter De Forest, Chris Lennard, Pierre Margot, Michelle D. Miranda, Niamh NicDaeid, Olivier RIbaux, Alastiar Ross and Sheila Willis, The Sydney Declaration – Revisiting the Essence of Forensic Science through its Fundamental Principles, Forensic Science International, 332 2022, 1-10.
  • Sonja Bitzer, Michelle D. Miranda and Rebecca Bucht, Forensic Advisors: The Missing Link, WIRES Forensic Science, 4(3) 2021, 1-15.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, The Trace in the Technique: Forensic Science and the Connoisseur’s Gaze, Forensic Science International: Synergy, 3 2021.
  • Marie-Helen Maras and Michelle D. Miranda, Forensic Science in A. Marciano and G. Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, New York: Springer (2021).
  • Michelle D. Miranda, ‘One Fixed Point in a Changing Age’: Reframing the Sidekick in L. Andrews and S. Saunders (Eds.), The Detective’s Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study on Sidekicks, London: Palgrave Macmillan (2021), pp. 17-39.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Sherlock Holmes: The Intersection of Magic and Science in Crime Detection in A. Szanter (Ed.), Policing the Monstrous: Essays on the Supernatural Crime Procedural, Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. (2021), pp. 46-65.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Stumbling Around: The Art of Detection in the British Crime Series Endeavour in J. Daems (Ed.), The Best Murders are British: Essays on the International Appeal of English Crime Drama, Jefferson, NC: McFarland (2020), pp. 81-96.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Investigations: Cybercrimes in L. Shapiro and M. Maras (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, : Springer Publishing (2020).
  • Michelle D. Miranda and Marie-Helen Maras, Health Security: Securing Borders, Managing COVID-19 in L. Shapiro and M. Maras (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, : Springer Publishing (2020).
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Investigations: Firearms in L. Shapiro and M. Maras (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, : Springer Publishing (2020).
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Tattoos and Tattoo Inks: Forensic Considerations, WIRES Forensic Science, 2(1) 2020, 1-16.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Do You See?: Clues, Reasoning and Connoisseurship in K. Finn and E. Nielsen (Eds.), Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press (2019), pp. 215-238.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Brother William of Baskerville in E. Sandberg (Ed.), The 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2018).
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Reasoning through Madness: The Detective in Gothic Crime Fiction, Palgrave Communications (Special Issue: Studies in Horror and Gothic), 3 2017, 1-11.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Forensic Silence-Identification, Individualization and the Power of Observation in C. Miller (Ed.), The Silence of the Lambs: Critical Essays on a Cannibal, Clarice, and a Nice Chianti, Lanam, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2017), pp. 91-102.
  • Marie-Helen Maras and Michelle D. Miranda, Overlooking Forensic Evidence? A Review of the 2014 International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Global Security: Health, Science and Policy, 2(1) 2016, 10-21.
  • Michelle Miranda and Marie-Helen Maras, Cultural Property Terrorism: Preventing the Theft and Destruction of Cultural Property in Museums and Cultural Sites, Security Management, 60(11) 2016, 50-51.
  • Michelle D. Miranda and Marie-Helen Maras, Sexual Violence Perpetrated Against Women in India: The Role of Forensic Evidence, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 41(1-2) 2016, 95-107.
  • Marie-Helen Maras and Michelle D. Miranda, The Weaponization of Ebola: A New Risk in the Wake of an Outbreak?, Comparative Strategy, 35(1) 2016, 72-79.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, The Microscopy and Microanalysis of Tattoo Inks, The Microscope, 63(4) 2015, 147-160.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks, : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis (2015).
  • Thomas A. Kubic, Nicholas Petraco and Michelle D. Miranda, Chemical-Instrumental Analysis for Forensic Scientists: A Laboratory Manual, 1st Edition (Revised Edition), : Kendall-Hunt (2015).
  • Marie-Helen Maras and Michelle D. Miranda, State Intervention During Public Health Emergencies: Is the United States Prepared for an Ebola Outbreak?, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 12(2) 2015, 257-271.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Tattoo Ink: Chemistry, Culture and Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual: Global Perspectives, 1 2014, 299-338.

Presentations

  • Lore George, A. Barret, K. Lallemand, D. Deblock, A. Van Assche, Michelle D. Miranda, Y. Van Duin, H. Eriksson, L. Jaeger, R. Bucht, S. Huhtala, S. Merten and D. Beaumont, “Forensic Case Coordination—What, where and how?” Workshop conducted at the European Academy of Forensic Science, Stockholm, Sweden on May 31, 2022.
  • Sonja Bitzer, Michelle D. Miranda and Rebecca Bucht, “Forensic Advisors: A Place for the Generalist in Forensic Science.” Paper presented to the European Academy of Forensic Science, Stockholm, Sweden on May 31, 2022.
  • Rebecca Bucht, Frank Crispino, Peter De Forest, Keith Inman, Pierre Margot, Michelle D. Miranda, Niamh NicDaeid, Olivier Ribaux, Claude Roux and Sheila Willis, “The Principles of Forensic Science—A Universal Approach.” Workshop conducted at the European Academy of Forensic Science, Stockholm, Sweden on May 30, 2022.
  • Chris Taylor, Nicholas Rossi: Fugitive Rape Suspect’s Tattoos ‘Will ID Him’, Top Forensic Expert Claims Published in The Scottish Sun, March 19, 2022.
  • Tom Mooney, Expert: Nick Alahverdian's Tattoos Like Fingerprints; Says They Could ID Him as RI Fugitive, March 5, 2022.
  • Patrick Buzzini, Sheila Willis, Rebecca Bucht and Michelle D. Miranda, “Reclaiming Forensic Science: A Closer Look at the Sydney Declaration.” Presentation to the AAFS 2022-The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Hybrid: Seattle, Washington & Virtual on February 24, 2022.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Taking the Lead: Jan Bashinski and the Development of Modern Analytical Methods for the Chemical Detection of Gunshot Residues.” Presentation to the AAFS 2022-The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Hybrid: Seattle, Washington & Virtual on February 24, 2022.
  • Tanyel Mustafa, How I Made It: I’m A Forensic Scientist Specialising in Tattoo Analysis Published in Metro [UK], February 19, 2022.
  • Claude Roux, Pierre Margot, Michelle D. Miranda, Peter De Forest, Frank Crispino, Rebecca Bucht, Olivier Ribaux, Niamh Nic Daeid and Sheila Willis, “Forensic Science Principles – Paving the way for IAFS 2023.” Panel presented at the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) -- Paving the way for IAFS 2023, Virtual on May 18, 2021.
  • Rebecca Bucht, Sheila WIllis, Lauren Wilson, Lore George and Michelle D. Miranda, “Searching for the Silver Bullet of a Unified System to Deliver Forensic Science.” Paper presented to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Virtual on February 17, 2021.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Detection, Investigation and Forensic Science in Comic Books.” Paper presented to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anaheim CA on February 21, 2020.
  • Michelle D. Miranda and Thomas A. Kubic, “A Study in Soxhlet.” Paper presented to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anaheim CA on February 21, 2020.
  • Erika Bravo, Paige Cooper, Thomas A. Kubic, John Lombardi and Michelle D. Miranda, “The Forensic Analysis of Temporary Tattoos.” Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anaheim CA on February 21, 2020.
  • Rebecca Bucht, Michelle D. Miranda, Claude Roux and Sheila Willis, “Criminalists at the Crime Scene: Where Do They Come from and Where Can They Go?” Panel presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anaheim, CA on February 20, 2020.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “‘The Evidence is on the Sheets’: The Microscopy and Microanalysis of Vaginal Glitter Capsules.” Presentation to the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Princeton, NJ on November 20, 2019.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Detection, Investigation, and Forensic Science in the DC Universe.” Poster presented at the Comic Arts Conference, Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA on July 19, 2019.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, Peter De Forest and Rebecca Bucht, “Redefining Crime Scene Investigation.” Panel presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD on February 23, 2019.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, ““The evidence is on the sheets”: The Microscopy and Microanalysis of Vaginal Glitter Capsules, Part I: Microscopy.” Poster presented at the Farmingdale State College Celebration of Scholarship, Farmingdale State College on October 30, 2018.
  • , Forensic Scientist Helps Fight Crimes in Manhattan College Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 2, Fall 2018, September 24, 2018.
  • Peter De Forest, Rebecca Bucht and Michelle D. Miranda, “Criminalistics: A Tale of Two Futures.” Panel presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA on February 23, 2018.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “The Microscopy and Microanalysis of Dyed Beaver Hair.” Presentation to the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Princeton NJ on November 13, 2017.
  • Pierre Margot, Michelle D. Miranda, Frank Crispino, Douglas Lucas, Claude Roux, Peter De Forest and Sheila Willis, “Criminalistics Panel: The Questions of Forensic Science: Quintilianus Revisited.” Panel presented at the International Association of Forensic Sciences 21st Triennial Meeting, Toronto, CAN on August 25, 2017.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Forensic Science and the Amazing Multicolor Fur Coat: The Microscopy and Microanalysis of Dyed Beaver Fur, Part I: Microscopy.” Poster presented at the Farmingdale State College Celebration of Scholarship, Farmingdale State College on November 10, 2016.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “The Chemical Methods of Gunshot Residue Analysis.” Presentation to the American Chemical Society-Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, on June 11, 2016.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Forensic Science and the Amazing Multicolor Fur Coat: Microscopy and Microanalysis of Dyed Beaver Furs.” Presentation to the Inter/Micro 2016, Chicago, IL on June 8, 2016.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Microscopy and Microanalysis of Tattoo Inks.” Presentation to the Inter/Micro 2015, Chicago, IL on June 10, 2015.
  • Michelle D. Miranda, “Microscopy of Tattoo Inks.” Presentation to the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ on November 19, 2014.

Awards & Honors

  • 2022-2023 Charles S. Scheidt Faculty Fellow in Atrocity Prevention, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University., August 17, 2022 - April 16, 2023.
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