About Dr. Henry Lee

Dr. Henry Lee:

Founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science
Chief Emeritus of the Connecticut State Police 
Founder and Professor of the Forensic Science Program at the University of New Haven
Editor of Seven Academic Journals, author/ co-author of 30 books and over 300 articles.

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The Winner's Attitude
  • The winner is always part of the answer; the loser is always part of the problem.
  • The winner always has a program; the loser always has an excuse.
  • The winner says, "Let me do it for you;" the loser says, "That's not my job."
  • The winner sees an answer for every problem; the loser sees a problem for every answer.
  • The winner sees a green near every sand trap; the loser sees two or three sand traps near every green.
  • The winner says, "It may be difficult, but it is possible;" the loser says, "It may be possible, but it's too difficult."

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The legendary investigator is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Over the past 40 years, Lee assisted in the investigations of more than 6,000 cases, including war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia, the suicide of President Clinton's former White House attorney, Vince Foster, review of the JFK assassination, and the death of JonBennet Ramsey.

"There are tens of thousands of professions in this world. Every profession is unique. Every profession needs a few who are the best, who can develop and improve that profession. Why not pick an area within your limits, then set the goal of no limit for that profession. Within that area you choose, choose to strive for the best." - Dr. Henry Lee
About Dr. Henry Lee

Chief Emeritus, Division of Scientific Services
Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Safety
Chief Criminalist, State of Connecticut
Director, Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory
Professor, Forensic Science Program, University of New Haven
Research Scientist, New York University Medical Center
Captain, Taipei Police Headquarters, Taiwan

Doctor of Science - 2002
Honorary Degree
American International College, Springfield, MA 

Doctor of Humane Letters - 1999
Honorary Degree
Bridgeport University, Bridgeport, CT 

Doctor of Law - 1997
Honorary Degree
Williams Law School, Newport, RI 

Doctor of Humane Letters - 1996
Honorary Degree
Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT 

Doctor of Science - 1990
Honorary Degree
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Phd - 1975
New York University, New York, NY

MS - 1974
New York University, New York, NY

BS - 1972
Forensic Science
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

Degree -1960
Police Science
Central Police College, Taiwan, Republic of China

Professional Affiliation
Member or officer of the following professional organizations: Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, England Forensic Science Society, American Academy of Criminal Justice, Northeastern Criminal Justice Educator's Association, International Association of Identification, New York Academy of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, International Association of Forensic Science, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Connecticut Chromatography Council, The Fingerprint Society, International Association of Bloodpattern Analysis, International Homicide Investigator's Association, International Society of Forensic Haemogenetics.

Other Teaching Experience
Adjunct Professor for John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, Northeastern University, University of Bridgeport, Western Connecticut State University, Yale University, Seton Hall University, University of Connecticut Law School, Quinnipiac University Law School, China People's University, Central Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut Medical Center, Quinnipiac College, Lecturer for Connecticut State Police Academy, National College of District Attorneys, Municipal Police Training Academies in; Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Taiwan China, Dubai, Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand.

Achievements / Recognition / Community Service
Dr. Lee has been the recipient of over 900 awards. To name a few, in 1996 Dr. Henry Lee received the Medal of Justice from the Justice Foundation, and the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Science and Engineer Association.  He has also been the recipient of the Distinguished Criminalist Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the J. Donero Award from the International Association of Identification, and in 1992 was elected a distinguished Fellow of the AAFS.  ACFE Lifetime Achievement Award, American College of Forensic Examiner, in 2000, Medal of Honor by Ellis Island Foundation in 2004, Congressional Recognition for Outstanding services by US Congress in 2004, Presidential Medal of Honor, by Croatia President in 2005,  of Medal of Service, , Ministry of Interior, Taiwan, ROC, 2006, Gusi Peace Award from Philippines in 2008. Has served on national and international committees in forensic science, criminal justice, education, training, etc. Also has served as a Ph.D. thesis referee and graduate degree advisor, program evaluator, proposal reviewer, and laboratory inspector for many agencies and professional organizations. Dr. Henry Lee has assisted law enforcement agencies and investigated more than 8000 criminal cases in 46 countries and He has testified over 1000 times in both criminal and civil courts both in USA and other countries.  He has conducted and instructed over 800 workshops and seminars the world wide and served as a consultant for over 900 international, national, and local agencies.  His well-known cases include such as the Kennedy Assassination,  wood chipper murder, the William Kennedy Smith case, O. J. Simpson case, Jon Benet Ramsey case, the Johnson series killer investigation, the White House Counsel Vincent Forster’s death case, Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, Taiwan Chen Sui Bain shooting case, and much more.

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