Peter Valentin, M.S.


B.S., Forensic Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2001

M.S., Forensic Science Criminalistics, University of New Haven, 2008

About Peter

Peter Valentin combines a forensic science educational background with significant experience in the practical application of his trade as a crime scene investigator. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in forensic science at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Peter finished a distinguished career with the Connecticut State Police in 2011, retiring as a Detective in the Major Crime Squad. His work encompassed the investigation of homicides, suspicious deaths and other major crime scenes. As a member of Connecticut's elite Urban Search and Rescue team, he has extensive training in detecting criminal activity at a major disaster and also functions as a rescue specialist, focused on saving injured and trapped victims.

Peter is a member of the Federal Government's disaster forensic team responsible for human remains identification during a terrorist event or disaster. Recent deployments included several months during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

He has received extensive training on a variety of forensic investigative techniques including blood spatter interpretation, anthropology, bombing/explosive investigations, alternate light sources for evidence collection, crime scene photography and disaster crime scene management. Peter also has considerable training on investigative techniques.

Recently Published Books and Articles

Naiman, Melissa, A. Karl Larsen Jr., Peter R. Valentin. The Role of the Dentist at Crime Scenes. The Dental Clinics of North America Dentistrys Role in Disaster Response. 2007.

Courses Taught
  • FORS 2215 Intro to Forensic Science
  • FORS 2216 Intro to Forensic Science for Majors
  • FORS 4415 Crime Scene Investigation
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