Blood Pattern Recognition
The purpose of this course is to provide basic knowledge in the field of bloodstain pattern analysis and enable course participants to identify, document and interpret bloodstain evidence. This is an eight-hour course that includes basic bloodstain pattern identification, pattern analysis and basic origin determination.
Participants of this course will be able to properly record a crime scene for analysis and subsequent court presentation by a qualified analyst, should an analyst not be available at the scene.
Topics covered include:
- History of bloodstain pattern analysis theory
- Special photographic requirements
- Measurements of bloodstains
- DNA requirements
- Using bloodstain patterns to reconstruct crime scenes
- Pattern identification angle of impact
- Area of origin determination bloodstain
- Scene interpretation
- Court testimony
Upon completion the student will be able to:
- Recognize the different forms of blood patterns,
- Know what mechanisms cause them,
- Be able to make a global interpretation of what might have happened, and
- Know the possibilities of forensic blood pattern analysis.
Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.