Bevel, Gardner and Associates, Inc. offers training courses designed to enhance the technical skills of criminalists, crime scene investigators, homicide investigators, medical examiner investigators and forensic scientists. The areas of study offered include:
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
The examination of blood patterns found in a scene or on items recovered from the scene. The BGA Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Professional Development Program (BPAPD) is a cradle to grave program consisting of four parts. We feel it represents the most comprehensive study plan for BPA analysts offered in the United States.Learn more about our Bloodstain Pattern Analysis courses.
Practical Crime Scene Processing & Investigation
The evaluation of the physical evidence and its context in a scene in an attempt to define objective actions that occurred during an incident. The methodology of Event Analysis is taught in these classes. Event analysis is recognized as one of the most effective techniques for modern crime scene analysis.Learn more about our Crime Scene Analysis courses.
Shooting Incident Reconstruction
The evaluation of physical evidence associated with shooting scenes in an attempt to limit shooter and victim positions. This effort is an integral part of crime scene analysis, but due to the nuances involved is presented in a detailed one week course.Learn more about our Shooting Incident Reconstruction courses.
Crime Scene Reconstruction
The examination of crime scenes using a methodical approach, in an attempt to capture as much physical evidence, in as pristine and usable condition as possible. The techniques described in this class are recognized by an international organization of crime scene investigators and forensic scientists to be a standard approach tocrime
scene investigation.Learn more about our Crime Scene Processing courses.
Officer Involved Shooting Seminar
A course of instruction designed for the experienced investigator to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct unbiased investigations of officer-involved shootings and critical incidents.Learn more about our Crime Scene Processing courses
Death Investigation Seminar
Students of this course will experience and observe a variety of methods used to determine the type of death scene, identify modes and manners of death, discuss how to conduct effective crime scene evaluations, and recognize techniques for evidence identification and collection.Learn more about our Crime Scene Processing courses
Forensic Uses of Animation Models
This course of instruction is designed for investigators and analysts to properly depict virtual representations of the scene and evidence. These skills may be employed to assist in the analysis of the scene and data collected from the scene. The student will learn how to test scenarios based on scene context and how to demonstrate the basis for including or excluding scenarios. The student will learn how to sponsor the introduction of animation products as demonstrative exhibits in legal proceedings.Learn more about our Crime Scene Processing courses
Death Scene Investigation and recovery of Human Remains
This course of instruction is designed for investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic technicians, medical examiners investigator’s, coroner’s and others involved in death scene examinations and medico-legal investigations of death. The course is intended to develop the knowledge, procedures and techniques employed in documenting and processing death scenes. This includes searching for and recovering human remains.Learn more about our Death Scene Investigation and recovery of Human Remains courses