As thermography has matured, its usage as legal evidence has increased. Due to its graphic nature, thermography is now regularly utilized in criminal and civil cases by both plaintiffs and defendants. Thermographers may be engaged as professional experts or they may be subpoenaed as witnesses. Thermographers need to be aware of their potential role as experts as well as how their work product may be used as evidence.
This presentation provides a general guideline for conducting and documenting infrared inspections as well as advice for the expert thermographer.
This course will enable you to:
- recognize how thermography is used as legal evidence
- understand the role of thermal imagery in a legal proceeding
- avoid common mistakes that can torpedo your success
- prepare reports that are clear and convincing
- deliver testimony that is accurate and compelling
This material is intended for anyone wishing to understand how thermal imaging may be used as evidence in both criminal and civil actions and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly and embarrassing.
R. James Seffrin is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer® and Director of Infraspection Institute located in Burlington, NJ. Mr. Seffrin has over 35 years experience in performing infrared inspections for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications. He is a co-author of several industry standards and is qualified as an expert witness on the subject of thermography. Mr. Seffrin is also a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) and an Infraspection Institute Master Thermographer™.
Course price includes an electronic copy of PowerPoint handouts.
Course FREE to full-conference attendees, all others: $99.00