Ross spent the 10 and 11th of June in Lake Charles, LA presenting two workshops for the LA IAI annual training conference. First up on Wednesday was a four-hour workshop on methodology for crime scene reconstruction. After a 1.5 Hr lecture, student participants were required to apply the concepts presented to evaluate an actual homicide case and decide if they could refute or corroborate a testimonial claim by a subject. On Thursday a shooting incident reconstruction (SIR) workshop was on the agenda. Once again, following a lecture, students were presented with a hypothetical police shooting and applying basic SIR concepts asked to refute or corroborate two different claims about the incident.
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This Crime Scene Reconstruction Level II course took place in Conroe, Texas.
Ross and Iris just completed a Level II Crime Scene Reconstruction course hosted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Conroe, Texas. Class participants included primarily members of the MCSO Major Crimes Unit and the MCSO Crime Lab as well as students from the Plano Police Department and USAF Office of Special Investigations.
The Level II course concentrates on demonstrative evidence in support of crime scene reconstruction and includes evaluation of a major case. In the photos the students are developing their reports, demonstratives aids and investigative worksheets to support their major case analysis.
These students will now be able to demonstrate proper use of the Event Analysis technique to define objective information about a criminal incident. They will also be able to properly articulate their analysis to a jury.
BLOOD 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 bloodstain pattern analysts offered in the United States.
To properly train competent bloodstain pattern analysts, a comprehensive training program is required that leads the student from novice to competent analyst and ultimately to the status of expert. In the recent past, questions have been raised with regard to the technical training analysts receive, particularly within the United States.
Based on these concerns BGA has revised and expanded its bloodstain training curriculum beyond that found in the classic "Basic" and "Advanced" bloodstain courses. The BGA Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Professional Development Program (BPAPD) is intended to better meet the needs of both the student and the discipline.
To begin this training we are offering a Level I course in Denton, TX from April 20-24th. There are no prerequisites. This class offers 40hrs of professional instruction to develop a basic understanding of the discipline of BPA.
Other Level I courses offered are in Idaho Falls, ID from June 15-19th and Colorado Springs, CO from July 6-10th.
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