Scientific Protocols for Fire InvestigationsLearn how to write better reports, testify better, and where the "other side" will try to get you
January 9 - 11, 2023Torrance, CA
The South Bay Arson Task Force is proud to host John Lentini. Mr. Lentini is an author, speaker, expert witness, and works for the "other side." By listening to him speak and reading his book you will learn how to write better reports, how to testify better, and where the "other side" will try to get you.
This class will be one of the most useful classes as it will teach you basic skills in an advanced way. He will not tell you what to write in your report or what not to say, he will show you mistakes made by investigators and how he used it against them, so you will not make them. This is a class you do not want to miss no matter how long you have been doing investigations.
John Lentini is one of a handful of people certified to conduct both fire scene investigations and fire debris analysis. He has personally conducted more than 2,000 fire scene inspections and has appeared as an expert witness on more than 200 occasions. He is an active proponent of standards for fire and other forensic investigations. He is a member of the NFPA Committee on Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (1033) and has served three terms as chair of ASTM Committee E30 on Forensic Science. He is a member of the NIST/OSAC Sub-committee on Fire and Explosion Investigations, and serves on several scientific advisory panels.
John is a past Chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Criminalistics Section. He received the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) 2015 “Person of the Year Award” in recognition of his work in moving the fire investigation profession forward and in helping to prevent or reverse miscarriages of justice in arson cases.
Includes coffee, snack, and lunch
A copy of the book (4rd edition) is required. Select this option to have it included in your registration fee.
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