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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Level II - Bevel, Gardner and Associates

Class Length: 40 hours
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Purpose: A course of instruction designed for investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic technicians, and others practicing bloodstain pattern analysis. The course will enhance basic skills and develop the novice to a core competency level required for independent analysis.

General Course Objectives. Upon completion of the course the student should:

? Demonstrate the ability to use and apply the scientific method.

? Demonstrate the ability to apply experimental design in support of bloodstain pattern analysis.

? Demonstrate the ability to evaluate bloodstain patterns on clothing.

? Recognize and demonstrate how Luminol and LCV are used to enhance latent blood patterns.

? Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a complex bloodstain pattern scene.

? Demonstrate the ability to present bloodstain pattern analysis conclusions in a logical written format.


Each student must have completed an approved basic 40-hour course on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA).

Each student  should bring and present slides/photos on a case where BPA was used. 

Each students should bring a copy of a report made on a BPA case or a transcript of court testimony.

Each student should bring a scene kit they would use for a BPA case, or a list of what they would include.




Students should bring if possible:

Old clothing suitable for painting


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