In-Person Elective Course
Instructor: Gabi Suboch
This course has been designed to give students a hands-on approach regarding the basic concepts of bloodstain pattern analysis and interpretation. Students will become familiar with the history, properties of blood, distribution, shapes, sizes, mechanisms to create patterns/stains, surface textures, and methods to obtain Area of Convergence and Area of Origin.
- Describe the development, history, and advancement of bloodstain pattern analysis.
- Describe the inherent limitations of bloodstain pattern interpretation.
- Recognize, document, collect, preserve, and examine bloodstain pattern evidence.
- Recognize and distinguish between spatter stains and non-spatter stains and sequencing events.
- Understand bloodstains on clothing, absorbent/non-absorbent substrates.
- Recognize and interpret the mechanism by which bloodstains were created.
- Recognize the variety of wounds and various weapons used to create wounds.
- Explain the mathematical relationship which apply to bloodstain patterns in determining Area of Convergence and Area of Origin.
- Prepare scientifically-based reports, peer-review and courtroom testimony.
- Understand cognitive bias, subjective v. objective.
Syllabus/tentative agenda coming soon!
Note: immunization documents are required
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