Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Course

The Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis course is offered for students who have satisfactorily completed a basic 40-hour course of study.  The subject matter covered in this course will build upon the basic pattern analysis knowledge acquired during your basic course of instruction. Where the basic courses deals with pattern analysis, the advanced course focuses on the reconstruction of past events with bloodstain pattern analysis. The primary objectives of this course are to refresh, reinforce, and advance the students’ knowledge in the field of bloodstain pattern analysis.  
The course of instruction is designed for students who have successfully completed a basic course and have at least one year of field experience since completing their basic bloodstain pattern analysis course.

Training Topics Offered
Lecture and/or laboratory exercises have been developed to cover each of the following topics:

  • Review of Basic Course Information
  • Understanding the Physics Involved in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Instructor - Directed Practical Demonstrations
  • Clotted Spatter 
  • Clotting Times
  • Drying Times
  • Sequencing
  • Absence of Evidence Issues
  • Analysis of Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing
  • Documentation and Sample Selection
  • Practical Case Problems
  • Analysis of Bloodstain Patterns on Skin
  • Approaching the Bloodstain Pattern Case
  • “Pitfalls” related to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Utilizing Bloodstain Patterns to Reconstruct Past Events
  • Bloodstain Pattern Report Writing
  • Limitation of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Review of the Holistic Approach to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Student Case Presentations (Required)
  • Designing Case Related Bloodstain Pattern Experiments

The courses offered by Paul Kish are not designed to make “instant experts” out of those in attendance.  Rather our courses will give those in attendance a firm foundation upon which they can build expert knowledge and qualifications.

Paul Erwin Kish
Forensic Consultant & Associates
PO Box 814
Corning, NY 14830

About Paul Erwin Kish
Paul Erwin Kish Forensic Consultant and Associates, is an independent forensic consulting business that provides consulting, technical review, and educational services to forensic science laboratories, law enforcement, and legal communities in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis.
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