Forensic sketching is a specialized art of forensic science. Forensic artists can be critical in helping to solve kidnappings, homicides, sexual assaults and cold cases. In this episode of A Thread of Evidence, DrRon Martinelli discusses forensic sketching and interviewing with internationally renowned Forensic Sketch and Imaging Artist Michael Streed, “The Sketch Cop.”

Retired Orange (CA) Sergeant Streed introduces us to the unique world and skill sets of the forensic artist. Mike talks about his most famous cases where his sketches led to the arrest of child kidnappers and homicide suspects. He’ll tell you how you can become a forensic sketch artist and provides some great tips on beginning that journey. Join DrRon and Mike Streed for a fascinating conversation into this different area of forensic science.

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Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V, is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist and retired police detective with the San Jose (CA) Police Department. Dr. Martinelli directs the nation’s only Forensic Death Investigations & Independent review Team and is the author of the new book, “The Truth Behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police,” The Show: A Thread of Evidence deals with real crime stories; their victims, violators; and cops and forensic investigators who solve those crimes and bring the bad guys to justice. Go out onto the mean streets; visit the crimes scenes and work in the forensic lab with your host nationally renowned forensic criminologist and investigator DrRon Martinelli.