I'll be your Forensic Art Mentor!
Offered only to forensic artists employed by a police agency
My Compositure® Mentor Program is based on the Experiential Learning model originated by Dr. Carl Rogers. The assignments and readings in my program are all based on my original composite art course and my own apprenticeship experience.
As your mentor, I will tailor your training program to your work schedule and be available to you as you need guidance in the course material. Each assignment will require a sketch that you and I will critique. More importantly, you will receive weekly updates on your progress.
I gained an incredible amount of knowledge from my mentor, Tom Macris. From 1992 thru 1995, Tom counseled me on the intricacies of the sketch interview and opened my eyes about the fragility of human memory as it related to composite art. We talked about the different composite sketching methodologies, and he shared with me the eyewitness memory research of Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. With his interview technique as my foundation and my thirst for human memory research, I eventually developed my own interview style called Compositure®. Since 1996, I have interviewed over three thousand eyewitnesses without the use of reference images, and many of these interviews have resulted in identifications of wanted criminals.
Build on your forensic art training and incorporate my technique
to achieve your goals as a forensic artist!
My mentor program requires that you complete the following:
- 7 comprehensive lessons
- 6 reading assignments about the latest research on human memory and forensic art
- 14 audio/video presentations on forensic art and cognitive interview
- 1 paper on eyewitness memory recall or eyewitness misidentifcation
- 2 quizzes on lessons
- 1 Final Exam covering all materials
- 50 sketch assignments
This program is a minimum of 16 weeks*, including an on-site evaluation at the end of the program.
Serious about the program?
Download the flier and talk with your unit commander. Email me with your interest and I'll send you the cost of the mentor program.