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Learn to Document Bloodstain Patterns

Blood is one of the most significant and frequently encountered types of physical evidence associated with the forensic investigation of death and violent crime. Major crimes scenes, especially homicides, often contain blood pattern evidence that may be difficult to interpret.

Bloodstain Pattern Documentation is a four-day course designed to introduce detectives, investigators, and crime scene personnel to the nature and value of bloodstain evidence. Utilizing hands-on exercises, students will be trained in the proper recognition and documentation of bloodstain pattern evidence. Proper procedures and documentation are imperative for reconstruction of events at a crime scene.

The instructor for this program is Steve O’Dell, Director of the Crime Laboratory for the Baltimore Police Department. Mr. O’Dell is qualified in the forensic disciplines of serology, DNA, crime scene, crime scene reconstruction, and bloodstain pattern analysis. He is certified by the International Association of Identification (IAI) as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst and Bloodstain Pattern Examiner.

Bloodstain Pattern Documentation will be held September 25-28 at the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock. Crime scene investigators, detectives and/or laboratory personnel responsible for documenting evidence would benefit from this program. Register today!

For more information, contact Annette Tracy at 501-570-8061.