Stephen Mancusi has been a forensic artist since 1984. He was the senior artist and first grade detective in the New York City Police Department for almost 27 years. Stephen is the author of the "The Police Composite Sketch" published by Humana Press. His expertise encompasses all the forensic art disciplines. He has conducted composite sketch sessions with countless victims/witnesses for all types of crimes resulting in the identification of many criminal suspects. These included high-profile cases such as 9/11 WTC Terrorist Attack, The Stuyvesant Town Serial Rapist and the Central Park Assault Case of a young female pianist.
In addition to his work for the NYPD, Stephen has developed forensic images for other law enforcement and governmental agencies including the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, NYC Medical Examiner's Office and U.S. Postal Inspections Service. He has also provided expert testimony as a forensic artist during court proceedings throughout New York City.
Mr. Mancusi is presently the chairman of the International Association for Identification (IAI) Forensic Art Certification Board and was responsible for developing the accredited certification program being implemented today. He has been a member of the IAI since 1985. He helped organize and attended The First National Composite Art Symposium which was held in 1984 at the World Trade Center.
As an educator, Mr. Mancusi actively teaches and lectures on forensic art throughout the country. He conducts training workshops for forensic artists of other police departments throughout North America and for the IAI. He has addressed a number of groups from varying disciplines including the Mystery Writers of America, Society of Professional Investigators, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and the NYPD Detective Bureau's Investigation and Homicide Courses.
Stephen has been featured in articles in the New York Times, London Sunday Telegraph, Evidence Technology Magazine, AM New York and The NY Daily News. He has appeared on ABC's 20/20, NBC's Unsolved Mysteries, Court TV, Discovery Channel, Pro 7 German Network, Seven Network Australia Sunday Night, Good Morning America, NPR, National Geographic and History Channel's MysteryQuest.
A professional artist and illustrator for over 30 years, his experience encompasses a variety of media including acrylics, digital graphics, oil, and pastel on a wide range of subject matter for a diverse group of clients (client list) . His artwork has also been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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