Forensic Science discussion w/ Dr. Richard Saferstein- 10/14 Show Recap

Our subject matter includes a forensic science discussion with Dr. Richard Saferstein, formerly head of the New Jersey State Police Crime Laboratory. Among topics covered, will be Dr. Saferstein’s books.

  • Dr. Saferstein describes his involvement in high profile cases, and the role forensics plays. (2:00)
  • Forensic Science is defined by Saferstein, along with occupations that go along with it. (2:15)
  • Saferstein explains how he gathered the information to complete his college text books. (3:44)
  • Generally, he works as a private consultant for mostly defense attorneys. (5:07)
  • The CSI Effect is weighed in on regarding criminals and DNA, along with crimes of passion. (14:45)
  • Serology and blood typing is covered. (33:00)
  • Expert testimony standards are discussed. (50:35)
  • The significance of communication skills are stressed. (51:48)

About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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