Expert and Consulting Witness
Dynamics of Violent Encounters
Michigan Lethal Force Seminar
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However, we ARE lethal force instructors and we give practical advice.
Firearms and Ballistics
Art's extended background includes knowledge and experience in firearm use, function and mechanics, as well as a certified armorer, and experience in general ballistics and shot trajectory. Read More…
Expert and Consulting Witness
Art has provided consultation and services to the legal community on the use of deadly force, dynamics of violent encounters, and other pertinent topics.
Art is trained in the use of deadly force, the martial arts, civilian use of taser, OC/pepper spray, use of force for the professional process server (officer of the court), and use of force cases involving the private security officer. Read More…
Michigan Lethal Force Institute is an organization dedicated to training law-abiding, concealed pistol license holders in the dynamics of violent encounters through education, training, and the scientific method .
We are an information clearinghouse on lethal force in Michigan.
About Art Joslin
Dr. Art Joslin is the Director of the Michigan Lethal Force Institute and Chief Instructor. He holds three college degrees including earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, and specialty coursework in criminal law, principles of criminology, homeland security & terrorism, juvenile law, and private security from Madonna University. He currently serves as a Special Deputy (court officer) and Reserve Police Officer in Michigan. His extensive background in firearms includes over 45 years of shooting most types of handguns and long guns. Art has been trained in the use of lethal force through experience and training in law enforcement, as a deadly force instructor, an armed bodyguard, and a security specialist. He is a life-long student of the martial arts (Korean Hapkido, Jishukan -Ryu Jujitsu, Commando Krav Maga), is a level 4 instructor in Commando Krav Maga, a level 1 CKM Law Enforcement Instructor, a level 2 CKM for Women Instructor, and is trained instructor in the use of Taser, and OC/pepper spray. He is a certified NRA Firearm Instructor, an NRA-appointed Training Counselor, an NRA-appointed Advanced Pistol Instructor, MCRGO Firearm Instructor, and a Reality-based Force-on-Force Instructor. Additional instructor certifications include Metallic Cartridge Reloading and Shotgun Shell Reloading, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer, and Home Firearm Safety Instructor. Other important certifications include MAG 40 (Massad Ayoob Group), MAG Deadly Force Instructor, Counter Ambush training, as well as thousands of hours of firearm teaching and training. An avid reloader since 1971, he has researched, loaded, tested and developed multiple handgun and rifle loads for personal, competitive, and hunting uses. Art is co-founder of Critical Defense Training company of Michigan, and Combat Survival of Michigan.
Areas of Expertise
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An expert can be anyone with knowledge, skill, education, training, or experience in a particular field or discipline beyond that expected of a layman. An expert witness is a person who makes this knowledge, skill, education, training, or experience available to a court (or other legal body) to help it understand the issues in a case and thereby reach a sound and just decision.
Lectures & Speaking Engagements
Art Joslin has addressed civic groups, senior centers, church groups, clubs, and others in all areas of lethal force, self-defense, and security related topics. Topics have included the Self-Defense Act of Michigan, History of Lethal Force, Home Firearm Safety, Security Measures for Seniors, The Elements of Ability, Opportunity, & Jeopardy, Church Security Issues, and more.
If you are interested in having Dr. Joslin speak to your group, please contact him directly.
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