March 2020

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics with an Introduction to Digital Casework Workshop

Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute, 9601 NW 58th St., Doral, FL 33178

March 16-20, 2020

This is an advanced bloodstain pattern analysis workshop examining the interaction of liquid blood with fabrics,textiles and clothing.  Coupled with an introduction to the analysis of bloodstain casework that has been provided in a digital format.  Participants must have had a minimum of an introductory level BPA workshop prior to attending this workshop.
 

Workshop participants will participate in practical exercises to enhance their ability to interpret complex bloodstain patterns deposited on fabrics, textiles and clothing.  This will be accomplished by the participant’s dripping, splashing and transferring liquid blood onto fabrics, textiles, and clothing and observing the macroscopic and microscopic interaction of the blood with the substrate.  Workshop participants will also learn to evaluate bloodstain evidence from digital files by working on cases provided in a digital format.  In addition, the participants will receive training in the writing of bloodstain pattern analysis reports.

 

Workshop Goals:

1.  Enhance the participants skills for the examination of bloodstained clothing.

2.  Enhance through lectures, experimentation, and laboratory practicals the participants understanding of fabric composition, construction, and finishes that can affect the appearance of the bloodstain patterns.

3.  Enhance through lectures, experimentation, and laboratory practicals the participants understanding of how liquid blood interacts with fabrics.

4.  Enhance the participants skills for writing bloodstain pattern analysis reports concerning the examination of clothing.

5.  Enhance the participants skills for presentation of bloodstain pattern evidence on clothing as an expert witness.

Workshop Description: http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC, Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC, E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

Further information about this workshop can be obtained at the following website: http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/  or by contacting Toby Wolson (Toby.Wolson@gmail.com). 

August 2020

Basic Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF’s Forensic Science Laboratory-Washington located in Ammendale, Maryland

Monday, August 17 through Thursday, August 20, 2020

 

Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist is a four-day course designed for state and local government laboratory analysts in the early stages of fire debris training or with less than a year experience in conducting fire debris analysis casework.  This class covers the basic theory and concepts analysts need to understand in order to help them gain initial competency from their agency. Classroom learning will be enhanced with hands-on exercises and small group assignments. 

 

There is no tuition for the course, but participant’s agency must cover all travel and per diem costs. 

 

The deadline for submitting an application for the course is May 1, 2020.  Applicants will be notified of their status for the class by mid-May.

Download application here.

December 2020

Introductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop

Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute, 9601 NW 58th St., Doral, FL 33178

December 7-11, 2020

Violent crimes usually result in bloodshed.  When physical forces act upon liquid blood, patterns will be deposited on the various items at the crime scene, as well as the clothing of the individuals present during the activity.  These patterns can yield valuable information concerning the events that lead to their creation.  The information can then be used for reconstruction of the incident, as well as to evaluate the statements of the witnesses and the crime participants.  Bloodstain pattern evidence can be of value in the investigation of any violent crime in which bloodshed occurs. 

 

Workshop objectives:

1) Teach the investigator how to identify bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene.

2) Teach the investigator how to properly document bloodstain pattern evidence.

3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence.

4) Teach the investigator how to reconstruct bloodstain patterns at the crime scene.

5)Provide the foundation for teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain pattern evidence.

6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issues associated with bloodstain pattern evidence.

 

Workshop Goals:
1) To be able to recognize bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene.

2) To be able to properly document and preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence.

3) To be able to properly use bloodstain pattern terminology.

4) To be able to identify simple bloodstain pattern types.

5) To obtain basic bloodstain pattern analysis knowledge that will be the foundation for additional training culminating in being able to evaluate and interpret bloodstain pattern evidence and render an opinion concerning that interpretation.

The objectives and goals will be achieved through lecture, discussion, practical experiments with blood, and case studies.

Workshop Description: http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC, Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC, E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

Further information about this workshop can be obtained at the following website: http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/  or by contacting Toby Wolson (Toby.Wolson@gmail.com). 

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