This five-day course will include lecture and case history presentation, experiments, mock crime scene evaluations, photography, and documentation for bloodstain pattern evidence. Hands-on experiments will demonstrate the mechanics of actual pattern formation and typical pattern characteristics used in interpretation. Mock crime scenes will be employed to assess each participant’s skill in using documentation techniques, biohazard precautions, crime scene control, and interpreting bloodstain patterns. Course length and experiments will meet the membership requirements for the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA).
Participants should wear casual clothing that may become soiled during practical exercises. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a digital camera (digital SLR preferred) with instruction manual, standard lens, macro lens (if available), batteries for camera and flash, digital media, off camera flash with instruction manual, remote flash cord, tripod, and a flashlight.
• This class is 40 hours.
• Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Enrollment is restricted to 20 participants.
• This class earns credits in our Degree Program.
• This class is included in our membership program.