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Bloodstain Pattern Recognition: Applying BPA Methodology to Your Scene

March 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

bloodstain pattern, crime scene analysis

This training is being offered at no charge to currently active PNWD-IAI members only

Presenter: Melissa Fernandez  Retired Captain—Union County Sheriff’s Office

Crime scene processing is the evaluation, documentation, and collection of an area which a  crime has occurred, or subsequent areas that are related to the crime. This process is crucial in conveying and interpreting the actions within the scene. The ability for a crime scene analyst to recognize bloodstain patterns at a given scene is a critical aspect of allowing an in-depth evaluation of bloodstain patterns.

This presentation is designed to help crime scene investigators in recognizing different bloodstain patterns that may be present in a bloodshed event. Students will focus on understanding blood as a fluid, aspects of bloodstain pattern analysis, OSAC terminology and bloodstain recognition, the ability to reconstruct an event using bloodstain pattern analysis, as well as the recognition of staged scenes.

Registered students who attend this training will be emailed a certificate of completion, following the class. This presentation qualifies for 1.5 certification credits.


DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 0900—1200 PST

LOCATION: Online (a zoom training link will be provided following Registration)

REGISTER: Email Nikki Wagar at ridgelineforensics@gmail.com

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