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Seminar Title:  
Bloodstain Pattern

DATES:  12/7/2020 through 12/9/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Thomas Martin

LOCATION:  Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy - 2435 East-West Connector, Austell, GA  30106

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express  - Austell, GA  1-770-349-8000
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $395.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Thomas L Martin, Jr
New York State Police (Retired)
Tom Martin is a career crime scene investigator, retiring from the New York State Police after 22 years of service. As the senior investigator in charge of the forensic crime scene unit, Tom holds several certifications, and regularly provides expert forensic testimony in various state and federal courts. Tom’s training and experience encompass several fields of expertise, including: forensic crime scene processing, latent print processing and identification, blood stain pattern analysis, forensic composite art, excavation of human remains, forensic entomology collection, digital imaging technology and photo enhancement. He has served as a consultant for National Institute of Justice, and is currently a member of the National Institute of Justice’s Technical Working Groups for Sensor and Surveillance and General Forensics Technology. Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has instructed at numerous forensic training seminars across the United States, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The National Institute of Justice Annual Conferences and Technology Fairs, and the Smithsonian Institute. Tom is a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys and a former instructor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP). He has lectured, on several occasions in Washington, D.C., providing presentations to executive officials of the National Institute of Justice and members of the United States Congress. In addition to appearing on Court TV as an expert guest analyst, Tom has appeared on several forensic related television shows, including: the HBO series “Autopsy”, the Court TV series “Trace Evidence” “Forensic Files”, “On the Case with Paula Zahn”, and has filmed several episodes for the Discovery Channel and A&E. He is the author of the Crime Scene Forensics: A Field Guide for the First Responder pocket guide series published by Looseleaf Law.

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Course Objectives

Note: This training is accepted towards American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators recertification

To give investigators and crime scene personnel a basic foundation in identifying and documenting bloodstain and pattern evidence.

It is not expected nor should you expect to be an expert or considered an expert in the fields bloodstain and pattern analysis and reconstruction upon completion of this course. You should however, be able to recognize and properly document bloodstain evidence at crime scenes.

This training will give you the basic tools needed to establish parameters bloodstain and pattern identification and crime scene reconstruction. In addition, you will learn how to work with blood and should be able to carry on additional experiments upon return to your department which can lead to qualification as an expert in the future. It is imperative that those of you, who wish to qualify experts, continue to observe blood patterns at crime scenes, document that evidence, and participate in additional experiments as appropriate in attempting to recreate what you observe at specific scenes.

Blood As Evidence:

Blood at crime scenes, on the victim, suspect, or witnesses (clothing or persons) can be considered significant and should be treated as such when documenting, collecting, and preserving.

Bloodstain pattern analysis from a crime scene may provide investigative leads as well as supportive or non-supportive evidence for victim's, suspect's, and witness's statements. If you are using bloodstain pattern analysis to assist in a crime scene reconstruction, it is critical that complete documentation of the blood take place. A person, who was not present at the scene, should be able to reconstruct from your documentation what occurred. Without adequate documentation, later reconstruction may not be possible and your analysis may not be verified.


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