This four-day class emphasizes the types of evidence one would likely encounter as they progress beyond the introductory level and prepares for independent casework and testimony. Participants will be introduced to complex patterns and learn how to approach the complicated, multidimensional crime scene. Lectures regarding the medical aspects of bloodstain pattern analysis will prepare the participant to better integrate information from the autopsy with the patterns found at the scene or on the clothing. An integrated approach to the analysis of any evidence is emphasized in this course. To fully and fairly evaluate a case, the analyst must know what to look for, what documents to review, and alternatives to be considered. This information is then applied using the scientific method to reach a fair, unbiased conclusion.
• This is a 28-hour class.
• Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Enrollment is restricted to 20 participants.