Blood Pattern Recognition
$80 – $125
Blood Pattern Recognition

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Crawford County Sheriff's Office

212 Third Street

Steelville, Missouri 65565

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This course is accredited by Missouri POST, ABMDI, and ACFEI

The purpose of this course is to provide basic knowledge in the field of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and enable course participants to identify, document, and interpret bloodstain evidence. This is an 8-hour course that includes Basic Bloodstain Pattern Identification, Pattern Analysis, and Basic Origin Determination.

Participants of this course will be able to properly record a crime scene for analysis and subsequent court presentation by a qualified analyst, should an analyst not be available at the scene.

In the course the following topics will be covered:

  • History of bloodstain pattern analysis theory

  • Special photographic requirements

  • Measurements of bloodstains

  • DNA requirements

  • Using bloodstain patterns to reconstruct crime scenes

  • Pattern Identification Angle of Impact

  • Area of Origin Determination Bloodstain

  • Scene Interpretation

  • Court Testimony

Once you have successfully completed the course:

  • You will recognize the different forms of blood patterns

  • Know what mechanisms cause them

  • Be able to make a global interpretation of what might have happene

  • Know the possibilities of forensic blood pattern analysis

Target group

  • Police Officers Investigating Crime

  • Detectives and Investigators

  • Coroners and Medicolegal Death Investigators

  • Crime Scene Officers

Todd ThorneInstructor Todd Thorne

Todd A. Thorne is currently working in both the law enforcement (City of Kenosha Police Department-Forensic Unit) and private communities. Todd is well versed in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Forensic Photography, Evidence Processing Techniques as well as Crime Scene Reconstruction. He is also a Latent Fingerprint/Palm impression Examiner. Todd has a variety of published articles and photographs in these disciplines. Todd has been working in the field of criminalistics for over 27 years and continually offers expert testimony/consultation. He is a certified State of Wisconsin and Illinois Instructor and has served on staff with the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Science. Todd is a sought after speaker and is an adjunct instructor in the area of Forensic Science for several colleges. In addition, he has served on Wisconsin's Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Evidence Training Team. Todd has been a member of the Federal Government's U.S. Department of Homeland Security, serving with the DMORT V Disaster Response Unit. He operates Todd A. Thorne & Associates Forensic Consultants and Photography Services, LLC, which has exposed him to both national and international cases. Todd has instructed throughout the country for The Lynn Peavey Company and has been called upon for technical consultation/research by various entities.

Todd served as the President, Immediate Past President, Region 3 Vice President and an Associate Editor of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analyst. He also served the Wisconsin Association for Identification as President, Chairman of the Board and has chaired numerous committees. The Additionally, Todd also served The Kenosha Professional Police Association as the secretary. Todd's hobbies include family activities, church activities, horses,camping and photography. He is married with 5 children.

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Steelville, Missouri 65565

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