Dr. Mozelle Martin is an engaging public speaker, interactive trainer, and fun podcast guest. She presented a TedXTalk based on her work and is an award-winning author. Dr. Martin has a Bachelor's in Forensic Psychology from Kaplan University, a Master's in Criminology from the University of the Rockies, a Certification in Crime Scene Investigation from SCI, and a Ph.D. in Applied Ethics from Provident University.
After finding several dead bodies before age 11, she had her entire forensic career planned out before her 13th birthday. After serving a short time in the United States Air Force, she devoted 35 professional years to two parallel yet compatible fields. That's why, in 1987, she coined the word "forensology" to describe her undying passion in two career fields.
One of those fields is Forensics.
Her 11th birthday is a time to remember as it charted the rest of her career. Growing up in the Forensic Handwriting Analysis industry, her 11th birthday gift was her first lesson in the science. She continued to tutor closely with her Uncle Charlie. When he passed away of cancer, he rolled his company over to her. She was 22 years old at the time.
During her early career, she worked as a Correctional Officer in a medium-security men's prison and deportation facility. Because of Dr. Martin's 14-year education and decades of field experience, she taught Forensics at a Phoenix-area college, has been a POST-certified instructor for various state law enforcement agencies, and is a provider for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) & National Training Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). Dr. Martin was also a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Field Supervisor and former Agent-in-Charge for the United States Fugitive Service (USFS). She was a licensed private investigator for 17 years and a process server. Since 2007, she has been a Forensic Team Member for an international non-profit called Find Me Group and, more recently, the Cold Case Foundation. Together, they help solve missing persons, homicide, human trafficking, and cold cases.
Dr. Martin was the Founder and President of the National Association of Handwriting & Document Examiners and the International Association of Handwriting Therapists from 1987 through 2020. When COVID happened, her life took off on another path to include more international field work. However, if you are seeking a group join, specifically one that doesn't gossip cruelly about other handwriting experts, we highly recommend CHAI. For more information about CHAI, please contact Karen Weinberg. Tell Karen that Dr. Mozelle Martin referred you. Unfortunately, one of Mozelle's dearest friends - another international handwriting expert - has since passed away.
Dr. Martin was also a consultant for the former Criminal Minds television show, a radio morning show regular, and a television news segment host. She has given commentaries to ABC, NBC, CBS, TruTV, and Crime Watch Daily on forensic cases such as Isabel Celis, Mark Redwine, Jodi Arias, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Baby Gabriel, Darlie Routier, Nikki LaDue January, Ricky Dyer, Casey Anthony, Jon Benet Ramsey, and more. She has also completed casework for agencies such as the Missing & Exploited Children, Lost Child Network, 4theKids, Streetcats International, and others.
Her articles have been published in magazines and journals, including P.I. Magazine, Sweety High, Staying Healthy, Paradigm, College Bound, Somos Primos, and Science360. Many pieces have been written about her in newspapers worldwide.
During her forensic career, Dr. Martin completed advanced training from the National Forensic Science Technology Center, Texas A&M, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, the Center for Forensic Science, DITA Academy, RTI International, and the Center of Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dr. Martin is an active member of 16 associations, including the Society of Medicolegal Death Investigators (SOMDI), International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA), International Association for Identification (IAI), American Society of Criminology (ASC), Texas Association for Identification (TDIAI), Texas Association of Hostage Negotiator (TAHN), and the California Association of Criminalists (CAC).
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Her other career field is mental health.
During her early career, Dr. Martin worked as a Mobile Crisis Therapist, Forensic Mental Health Professional (FMHP) in both jails and prisons, a sexual assault and domestic violence field & hospital advocate, and as a Clinical Liaison for the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA). She later worked as a Clinical Supervisor overseeing 12 trauma therapists. As a Clinical Director for an international mental health agency, she worked very closely with state auditors and compliance teams.
In 1987, Dr. Martin became the first person in modern history to create a mental health program based solely on making strategically-planned handwriting changes. The purpose was to change unwanted personality traits and behaviors. This evidence-based program is called Clinical Graphology.
Then in 2006, using only Clinical Graphology, Dr. Martin led a six-month research project for the State of Texas. This critical project's goal was to end juvenile crime recidivism rates. All participants were high-risk, habitual youth offenders. Following the project's completion, the state tracked the backgrounds of each participant and found that, after five consecutive years, none had reoffended.
Dr. Martin also enjoys many hobbies such as music, painting, photography, and writing. She is also passionate about ancient DNA research, environmental preservation, animal rights, and conserving historical facts. She is also the creator of a Genetic Detox program.