Seminar Title

Online -Photographing the Death Scene: Tips and Techniques

Dates of Events

08/26/2021 through 08/26/2021

Last Updated: 07/29/2021
Instructor(s): Thomas Martin
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Tom Martin, Senior Investigator, New York State Police, (retired)
Tom Martin began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a uniformed New York State Trooper, and began his forensic career in 1990 as a crime scene field technician. For the majority of his career, Tom was assigned to the NYSP Forensic Identification Unit in Poughkeepsie, and supervised that unit for 14 years before retiring from that position in October 2010. Tom regularly provides forensic testimony in various state and federal courts.
Tom has a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. He is a nationally recognized speaker who has instructed at numerous forensic training seminars across the United States, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conferences, The National Institute of Justice Annual Conferences and Technology Fairs, and the Smithsonian Institute. He is a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys.

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time)
This training is for anyone who will be investigating a death scene, including police officers, death scene investigators, and crime scene technicians. There are many components to documenting a death scene but none are more important than good quality photographs. Photographs will be used for years to come and will be essential to criminal and civil court proceedings. Death scene photographs should be properly exposed, in focus, and correctly composed. This training includes photography tips and techniques that will ensure good quality images, but the main focus of this training will be on the subject matter that should be contained within the death scene photos - what should be photographed and why. Among the topics presented will be:
• Identifying and photographing scene evidence
• Photographing injuries
• Identifying and photo-documenting bloodstain evidence
• Identifying and photo-documenting ballistic evidence
• Photographing perspectives of principles and witnesses in the case
• Proper use of scales to photograph evidence• Addressing common problems and mistakes in photographing crime scenes and death scenes.
This program contains graphic scene photographs and actual case examples to illustrate the training material.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an E-mail 2 days prior to the event that will include a link to join the training. Your registration for this online training will give you access to the live sessions, as well as 30 days of access to the recorded version of the training once the live session has ended.
Group Viewing Encouraged: Multiple attendees can view the training from one single location and each attendee can receive a certificate.

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