Seminar Title

Online-Coping with the CSI Effect

Dates of Events

01/25/2024 through 01/25/2024

Last Updated: 12/05/2023
Instructor(s): Thomas Martin
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
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: January 25, 2024
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The “CSI Effect” has impacted law enforcement and criminal investigations for more than twenty years. Television and the media have sensationalized the impact of forensic science on major case investigations in a manner that has captivated the general public. Unfortunately, what most people know about forensic science and crime scene investigation, they have learned from television, and this has created a distorted line between fact and fiction. The sensationalism of crime scene investigation and forensic science has created unrealistic narratives and false expectations of what should and should not be expected in a criminal investigation. This webinar will discuss the origins of the “CSI Effect,” some of the issues it has created, and will make suggestions as to how to handle the confusion between fact and fiction.

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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