Seminar Title

Online-Documenting the Suicide Scene

Dates of Events

10/18/2022 through 10/18/2022

Last Updated: 09/30/2022
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: October 18, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Eastern Time)

have demonstrated that in as many of 85% of suicide scenes the decedent did not leave a note behind. This training will focus on documenting evidence at the suicide scene with emphasis on cases in which no note is present and in which the circumstances are not entirely clear.
Topics Include:
• Suicide scenes without a suicide note
• Indications at the scene that reflect the decedent’s emotional state
• Last will intentions of the deceased
• Murder-suicide scenes
• Recognizing signs that a homicide may be “staged” to appear as a suicide
• Indications that the decedent’s suicide may have been researched prior
• Suicide by firearms
• Suicide by suffocation
• Suicide by self strangulation
• Suicide by poison
• Suicide by poison gas

program contains graphic scene photographs and actual case examples to illustrate the training material.
Attendance is restricted to law enforcement and coroner/medical examiner’s offices only

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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