New Digital Criminalistics Textbook

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2017 | No Comments

Great River Learning announces the publication of their all new digital textbook, authored by University of Maryland professor, Thomas P. Mauriello. This first of a kind etextbook integrates all the content, video lectures, interactive exercises, testing, and evaluation activities needed to present curriculum in a manner best received by today’s students. It is combined with practical exercises associated with the CCJS Crime Laboratory and Mock Crime Scene facility. It is being used for the first time this semester in Professor Mauriello’s classes and will be marketed nationally in the spring.

Professor Mauriello is featured on ID Channel’s “Reasonable Doubt” series, episode “Internal Affair.”

Posted by: on May 17, 2017 | No Comments

I am featured as an on camera expert in this episode of ID Channel’s “Reasonable Doubt” crime series entitled “Internal Affair,” premiering Wednesday night, May 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM. Check it out. It is an interesting murder case from 1996 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/reasonable-doubt/videos/did-a-cop-murder-his-mistress-to-cover-up-his-secret

D.B. Cooper: Case CLosed? – Documentary on History Channel

Posted by: on Jul 10, 2016 | No Comments

I have been part of a 40 person nationwide cold case team investigating the 1971 unsolved D.B. Cooper hijacking of a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and SeattleWashington, on November 24, 1971.  The man known as D.B. Cooper successfully extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted out of the plane with the cash never to me identified or caught.

The History Channel will be broadcasting a two-night documentary entitled “D.B. Cooper: Case Closed?”on Sunday (7/10) and Monday (7/11), that highlights the cold case team 5-year investigation and the 95 pieces of evidential information that targets one man still alive.

I came on board to help the team as a forensic consultant in 2013.  I provided an analysis on the FBI’s four key hijacking witnesses, and their recall of events on the plane during the hijacking, which will be contained in the accompanying book, The Last Master Outlaw, by Thomas J. Colbert and Tom Szollosi, that highlights the investigation and will be available on 7/12/2016.

UMD CCJS Undergraduate Students compete at the Intercollegiate CSI Challenge – where students fight the clock to solve a crime

Posted by: on Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

(L to R) CSI Terp #2- Patrick Hannigan, Andres Hernandez, Kaitlyn Asbury; Professor Tom Mauriello; and CSI Terp #1 – Emily Toth, Bailey Jean Pendergast, and Nathan

Emmitsburg, Maryland – Mount St. Mary’s University’s CSI Challenge — an intercollegiate competition where students demonstrate their skills in crime scene evidence collection and preservation, case preparation, and investigative presentation took place Saturday, March 19, 2016. At the Mount St. Mary’s University campus.

The competition, established to encourage educational pursuits in the career fields of forensic science and criminal investigation offers students the opportunity for real-world experience supplied by a mock-crime scene, coupled with the stress of competition and time constraints. The Challenge’s objective is to demonstrate professional proficiency and scientific expertise required of persons engaged in crime scene evidence recovery and laboratory examination.  The teams were judged by our own Professor Tom Mauriello, faculty from the University of Guelph-Humber, Ontario, Canada, criminal investigators from the Frederick City Police Department, and members of the Forensic Sciences Unit from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Our two teams were comprised of 6 CCJS undergraduate students selected to compete after successfully completing Professor Mauriello’s CCJS 320 – Introduction to Criminalistics course and a CCJS 399 – Independent Study course focused on the crime scene investigation process.

There were 30 three-person teams who competed during the weekend event and our CCJS teams made us proud by finishing in 2nd and 3rd place.

ForensicWeek.com Show featured in the California Identification Digest

Posted by: on Sep 2, 2015 | No Comments

The California Identification Digest – Vol. 5, Issue 5, Sept./Oct. 2015, p.16, has an article entitled“ForensicWeek.com Webcast.”  The article was written by Host, Tom Mauriello discussing the three LIVE ForensicWeek.com Shows broadcast at the International Association for Identification IAI Annual Centennial Educational Conference, Sacramento, CA, August 2-8, 2015.  Click here to view newsletter 2015 09-10 CA_IAI_Digest

Science News Magazine – Article Discusses Tom Mauriello’s use of Crime Scene Dollhouses

Posted by: on Sep 1, 2015 | No Comments

Science News – Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public, August 20, 2015, “How dollhouse crime scenes schooled 1940s cops – Frances Glessner Lee’s dioramas helped bring a scientific approach to forensic science.” by Helen Thompson.  This article discusses the development of dollhouses to training police and students in the art of criminal scene investigation.  Tom Mauriello was interviewed for this article to discuss how he was inspired to use dollhouse crime scenes to teach his students.

ForensicWeek.com Show broadcasting from the IAI Centennial International Educational Conference

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing three shows during the week of August 2-8, 2015.  Each episode will be broadcasting LIVE from the Convention Center in Sacramento California, where the International Association for Identification (IAI) is holding their Annual Centennial Educational Conference.  The IAI is celebrating their 100th anniversary as the oldest and largest forensic science and identification association in the world.  The shows are being sponsored by Bevel, Gardner & Associates, Inc.   So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

ForensicWeek.com broadcasting from the Lizzie Borden Double Murder House in Fall River, Massachusetts

Posted by: on Jun 18, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 77, Thursday, June 18th, 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic “The Crime of the Century – A Forensic Examination of the Accused – Lizzie Borden.”   The crime was this country’s most infamous double murder case of the 19th century, the murders of her father and step-mother, Andrew and Abby Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4th, 1892.  The show will be broadcast LIVE from the very house where both murders occurred at 92 Second St.  The Borden house is now referred to as the “Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum.” with a new address of 230 2nd St, Fall River, MA.  A psychological autopsy on Lizzie Borden will be discussed with prominent psychologist, Dr. Stephen Kane; and Editor and Publisher of The Hatchet: Journal of Lizzie Borden Studies, Dr. Stefani Koorey.  So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

Article from the Herald News in Fall River

The ForensicWeek.com Show – “Firearms and Toolmarks Identification.”

Posted by: on May 12, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 76 this Thursday, May 14th, 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic “Firearms and Toolmarks Identification.”  Simply stated, “When two object touch each other, they take on characteristics of each other.”  Here lies the basis for firearms and toolmarks identification evidence.  Guest, Christopher Faber, a firearms identification and toolmarks expert from the Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory will discuss what types of evidence are included in this category and how they are examined.  So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

ForensicWeek.com Show – “The Crime Scene Analyst – For Real”

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 75 this Thursday, April 23rd 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic “The Crime Scene Analyst – For Real.”  This show will clear-up all the misconceptions brought on by Hollywood with the “CSI Effect.”  Hear from a real crime scene analyst and learn what the job really involves.  Guest Lurena Huffman, a certified crime scene analyst from the Suffolk Police Department will make this happen for you.  So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

The ForensicWeek.com Show – NamUS “National Missing and Unidentified Persons System”

Posted by: on Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 74 this Thursday, April 9th @ 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic is “NamUS – The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.”  NamUs is a powerful resource to assist law enforcement officers, medical examiners, coroners, allied criminal justice professionals, and the family members of missing persons in resolving these cold cases. Guest Todd Matthews, Director of NamUs Communications and Case Management from the University of North Texas will give us an in-depth understanding of how this tool is making a difference. Join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

“The Future of Criminal Investigation Collaboration,” on ForensicWeek.com

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 73 this Thursday, March 26th 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic CrimePad® – “The Future of Criminal Investigation Collaboration.” VISIONATIONS, L.L.C.’s  CrimePad® is a professional-grade iPad, Windows, and Android app that allows every law enforcement and forensic science user to record, track, maintain, collaborate and report on all the data within a criminal investigation or a crime scene.  A tool that allows all the crime scene to crime lab players to document their activities and findings in one neat database.  How does it work? Can this make a difference solving crime? Learn the answers to these questions and more from VISIONATIONS’ experts, Jeff Gurvis and Dr. Jane Homeyer.  Join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

The ForensicWeek.com Show – Reaching out to over 52K Viewers to date – See Episode this week

Posted by: on Mar 10, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 72 this Thursday, March 12th at a special time, 7:30 P.M. (EST). The topic “Missing Identity Children from the Holocaust – Forensic Identification at Its Most Challenging.”  Returning guest Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick will tell us how forensic genealogy skills have been used to learn the true names and family histories of holocaust survivors. Join host, Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

Tom Mauriello: Promoted to AAFS Fellow

Posted by: on Feb 26, 2015 | No Comments

Professor Thomas Mauriello was promoted to “Fellow” by the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) at their 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL on   February 16-21, 2015. During the meeting, Professor Mauriello presented a four-hour workshop on communications skills while testifying in court, teaching academic courses,  and general public speaking; as well as presenting a scientific paper on the new pedagogy of the “flipped classroom” blended learning format.

ForensicWeek.com Show – Topic “Managing Forensic Laboratories” – Feb. 12th

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 71 this Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 P.M. (EST). The topic “Managing Forensic Laboratories.” Get a realistic behind the scenes look at managing a forensic laboratory from two distinguished forensic scientists, Director Steven O’Dell, Baltimore City Crime Laboratory and Dr. Jay Tobin, Associate Professor of Forensic Science, Stevenson University, both who have made it a career to lead large urban city and state level forensic laboratories.   Join host, Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!