The Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis workshop is a comprehensive, 40 hour course designed for the student who has previously attended a 40 hour introductory bloodstain pattern identification workshop. Topics include the proper documentation of bloodstains and the identification of the physical characteristics of the bloodstain patterns created at violent crime scenes where bloodshed occurs.
The course was developed for the bloodstain pattern expert to advance their skills in the identification and reconstruction of bloodstain patterns at the crime scene, on articles of clothing and items of physical evidence recovered from a violent crime scene. The latest research and application of bloodstain evidence will also be a topic for discussion.
The student will also be exposed to mock bloodstain crime scenes, report writing and utilization of automation animation and mannequins for court room demonstrative evidence and participate in a moot court, utilizing there knowledge, skills, and abilities as the bloodstain expert.
WORKSHOP OUTLINE Day 1: Welcome and Introductions Safety Issues at the Crime Scene/Laboratory Bloodstain Pattern terminology refresher lecture Documentation refresher lecture Advancements in Bloodstain Pattern analysis lecture and discussion Facts needed to get started with a case Instructor bloodstain case scenarios
Day 2: Processing of crime scenes for bloodstain pattern reconstruction Each group case #1 Preparing crime scene case #1 for class presentation Instructor bloodstain case scenarios
Day 3: Processing of crime scenes for bloodstain pattern reconstruction Each group case #2 Preparing crime scene case #2 for moot court presentation Instructor bloodstain case scenarios
Day 4: Techniques for bloodstain pattern recovery Examination of clothing and other related physical evidence in a laboratory setting Report writing lecture Preparation of Courtroom displays for professional evidence presentation Expert witness testimony lecture
Day 5: Moot court presentation for each workshop attendee in a courtroom setting Course review and evaluations
After Training Hours Please bring that special case that you would like a second opinion on or would like to present to the class for peer review. We will make time for those who want to participate to review those special cases during our training week.