Seminar Title

Online-Photographing the Death Scene: Tips and Techniques

Dates of Events

06/30/2022 through 06/30/2022

Last Updated: 05/24/2022
Instructor(s): Thomas Martin
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
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Thomas Martin
Tom Martin, Senior Investigator, New York State Police, (retired)
Senior Investigator Tom Martin retired from the New York State Police after a twenty-two year career. Tom began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a uniformed New York State Trooper, and spent the majority of his career assigned to a full time crime scene/ major case investigation unit, retiring as the supervisor of that unit.
Upon his retirement, Tom established his forensic consulting company, Crime Scene Forensics, LLC, and provides forensic training and case consultations nationwide. He continues to work regularly in the field of forensic investigations and concentrates on homicide and questioned death scene investigations, bloodstain pattern analysis cases, shooting incident reconstructions and officer involved shooting investigations and reconstructions. Tom regularly provides expert forensic testimony in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Tom has worked with the U.S. State Dept and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP) in developing and delivering training programs involving evidence based investigations for ranking members of Iraqi police forces.
Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has been providing training to law enforcement agencies nationwide for over twenty-five years. He is currently a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: June 30, 2022
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.

Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***
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