Training Programs Offered
Crime Scene/Death Scene Reconstruction
This three day course presents the fundamental skills used in crime scene analysis and reconstruction. Through a series of student exercises using real cases these skill are developed and applied in real world context.
Shooting Incident Reconstruction
This 40 hour class covers the fundamentals of shooting incident reconstruction. Determining bullet strikes, testing ambiguous strikes, predicting ricochet angles and determining trajectory are all covered in both presentation and practical exercises.
Advanced Shooting Incident Reconstruction
This 40 hour class covers shooting incidents that occur outside of flatline trajectories. Long distance shoots, celebratory shots and sniper shots will be discussed and practical exercises will be provided. Emphasis will be placed on determining likely shooter location and the collection of evidence associated with these scenes.
Custom Training Programs are available to meet your agencies needs
Death Scene Investigation
This 40 hour class uses the Death Scene Investigation Procedural Guide (a copy is provided for each student) and case studies in a discussion format followed by practical exercises. Natural, Accidental, Suicide and homicidal deaths will be covered with practical exercises. If the location allows an expedient/shallow grave recovery exercise will also be included.
Crime Scene Investigation
This 40 hour class will follow the Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide (each student will be provided a copy) through discussion, skills development and practical application in crime scene procedure, documentation, processing, collecting and laboratory submission. Crime scene photography, sketching, Friction ridge, trace, bio/DNA, impression and documenting bloodstain patterns will be covered.
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
This 40 hour class covers the basics of bloodstain pattern analysis. Its history, terminology and supporting science will be discussed through presentations. Recognizing and documenting basic bloodstain patterns will be presented with the opportunity for students to conduct the foundational bloodstain pattern experiments as well as to determine convergence and area of origin. Limitations on analysis from pattern morphology, target surface and other influencing factors will be discussed and an opportunity to experience the limitations through laboratory work will be provided.