Bloodstain Pattern Analysis – Fabrics Course

Dates: 29 July – 2 August 2019
Location: Oklahoma City Police Department
Offered By: Bevel, Gardner & Associates
Instructors: Ross M. Gardner & Tom "Grif" Griffin
Contact: Craig Gravel
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This course of instruction is designed for analysts who conduct examinations of bloodstained clothing and fabric items. The course should illustrate to the student basic principals of bloodstain pattern analysis and the practical application of the discipline as it relates to fabrics and cloth to actual casework. The course syllabus is not intended to create an “instant” expert.

The investigator, when presented with a bloodstain pattern within a scenes context, will be able to classify the pattern, properly document the bloodstain patterns and perform rudimentary analysis and reconstruction of the dynamic events that resulted in the stains formation. This would include identifying the basic pattern type and its causal incident as well as determining the area of origin for the blood source, where appropriate.