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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I (Bevel Gardner)

Class Length: 40 hours
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Register 11/16/202011/20/20200800 - 1700Denton Public Safety Training Center
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Purpose
To develop a basic understanding of the discipline of bloodstain pattern analysis.

 

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development, history and advancement of bloodstain pattern analysis.

  • Define the inherent limitations of bloodstain pattern analysis as a forensic discipline.

  • Identify key bloodstain patterns using a taxonomic classification system and understand the mechanism by which they are created.

  • Determine impact angles and area of origin for spatter patterns.

  • Describe proper protective measures to follow in a bloodstained scene.

  • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate a basic bloodstain pattern scene.

  • Demonstrate the ability to properly document a bloodstained scene in photographs and written reports.

 

Students Should Bring, If Possible:

  • Old clothing suitable for painting
  • Camera
  • Calculator with trig. functions

 

Students Will Learn How To: 

  • Document a bloodstained scene
  • Interpret bloodstain patterns to identify what actions produced these stains
  • Identify area of convergence
  • Identify area of origin
  • Identify minumum number of impact blows
  • Apply the scientific method to questioned stains
  • Apply the scientific method in statment analysis

 

Students will Receive:

  • Textbook Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, 3rd edition by Bevel & Gardner
  • Lab Manual

 

Students will complete: 

  • Ten experiments with whole blood
  • Analyze multiple bloodstain patterns

PREREQUISITES

None

COURSE COST

$655.00

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