Designed for experienced investigators and crime scene technicians, this advanced course teaches the use of scientific methods, evidence analysis and deductive reasoning in determining the series of events in a crime and accurately reconstructing the resulting crime scene.
We will show you time proven techniques and the procedures to follow in reconstructing a variety of different incidents within a scene, from the identification and analysis of the evidence to the documentation and presentation of your findings.
As part of the course, you will participate in practical exercises designed to strengthen your knowledge in areas such as bloodstain pattern analysis, pattern evidence and gunshot trajectory reconstruction. You will participate in useful testing and experimentation involving evidence, to include a live fire shooting of a vehicle at the range. In addition, you will learn how to determine the degree of certainty in your findings.
To successfully complete the course, you will work with several actual case studies, completing the reconstruction of the crime scenes and presenting your findings to the class.
- Sources of information and evidence
- Dynamics of the reconstruction process
- Bloodstain pattern analysis
- The reconstruction model
- Pattern evidence and analysis
- Trajectory reconstruction
- Courtroom testimony and Daubert hearing preparation
- Reconstruction procedures
You should bring appropriate clothing for the outdoor shooting range activity and physical contact with veterinarian provided animal blood, related to the bloodstain pattern exercise. You are also encouraged to bring your camera for documentation of evidence experiments.
Prior training or working knowledge in bloodstain pattern analysis is recommended.
Experienced investigators and crime scene technicians, seasoned detectives, investigations supervisors, medical examiner and coroner investigators, military investigative personnel