Host: Bevel, Gardner & Associates
Instructor: Ross M. Gardner
Date and Time: March 11-15, 2019
Location: Phoenix Police Department
Topics: Historical perspective, bloodstain Pattern Taxonomy & Terminology, Classification decision map, utilization within investigations, blood droplet dynamics, bloodstain dynamics, documentation, area of origin, lab experimentation, and stringing method practicals. You will complete experiments with whole blood and analyze multiple bloodstain patterns.
This two-day workshop focuses on the Analysis phase of the ACE-V (Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, Verification) process. During the Analysis of a latent print, the analyst is gathering information. The analyst is detecting the features they may use during the comparison, setting tolerances for variation in appearance, and determining the utility of the print. The ability to detect these features in the latent print and the establishment of tolerances for variation in appearance are inextricably linked to the distortion present in the latent print.