Seminar Title

Online-Documenting Evidence on Suspects and Defendants

Dates of Events

02/03/2022 through 02/03/2022

Last Updated: 02/03/2022
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:
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***
Date: February 3, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time)

This training will cover methods to identify, document, and collect important physical evidence that may be found on the person of a suspect or defendant as a result of committing an act of violence.

Topics include:

- How
much blood should you “expect to find”
- Gunshot
spatter - forward spatter v.back spatter
- Back
spatter in perspective
- Identifying
and documenting blood spatter created from weapon movement
- Identifying
and documenting blood spatters created as a result of impact into the victim
- Impact
spatters on suspects and defendants in perspective Locating and Identifying blood spatters on dark clothing
- Documenting
the presence or absence of injuries on suspects and defendants
- Identifying and documenting
Gun Shot residue (GSR) on suspects’ hands
- Identifying
and documenting Gun Shot residue (GSR) on suspects’ clothing
- Documenting
identifying characteristics - Tattoos, Scars, Marks
- Documenting
and securing clothing
- Securing
exemplars/control samples from suspects and defendants
This program contains graphic scene photographs and actual case examples to illustrate the training material.