Seminar Title

Online-Documenting the Death Scene: Murder, Suicide, Accident

Dates of Events

02/15/2023 through 02/15/2023

Last Updated: 01/31/2023
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: February 15, 2023
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.
The initial information available to death scene investigators early on in the investigation is usually quite limited. Therefore, the death scene investigator must make decisions at the scene, regarding what is probative or important, without the benefit of 20/20 hindsight later when additional information might become available. As a general rule, when the scene investigator doesn’t have enough information to know what is important, everything becomes important. 
This training will focus on identifying and properly documenting evidence at a death scene. Tips for ensuring that pertinent aspects of the scene are properly documented will be discussed. 
Photography methods will be presented, including the proper photography of scene evidence, injuries, bloodstain evidence and ballistic evidence. 
Crime scene diagrams can be an important part of scene reconstruction. Accurate diagrams and measurements assist the jury in understanding the layout of the scene. Accurate measurements should be taken in such a way that a scale or “proportionately correct” diagram can be produced.
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 the Class Link has Been Sent****
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