​​​​Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Courses


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Libra Forensic Consulting offers both a  Bloodstain Analysis I and Advanced BPA course. These course are designed for any detective, investigator or technician involved in criminal or forensic investigations. They will allow the student to demonstrate a knowledge of the terminology, history, science and mathematics surrounding bloodstain pattern analysis. 

BPA I Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course meets the requirements of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (IABPA) for anyone pursuing certification in the field.  

 - Demonstrate knowledge of the development & history of bloodstain pattern analysis

- Demonstrate understanding of the limitations of BPA

- Identify proper and improper protective measures to follow in a scene

 - Recognize both spatter and non spatter bloodstain patterns

 - Determine impact angles, area of convergence and origin for impact      spatter patterns

 - Demonstrate the ability to document bloodstains and bloodstain patterns for courtroom purposes

 - Demonstrate the ability to recognize patterns and describe them with correct terminology

Advanced BPA Course Objectives:

PREREQUISITE: 40 hour BPA I Course 

​- Describe complex pattern recognition and demonstrate the ability to recognize the uncertainties within bloodstain pattern analysis
- Understand the differences between Daubert, Frye and Kumho standards. 
- Describe wound pathology and injuries related to bloodletting events.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply the scientific method to an analysis.
- Demonstrate the ability to examine bloodstain patterns on clothing through note taking, photographs and charting. 
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize and photograph blood searching and blood enhancing chemicals. 
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize the limits of bloodstain pattern analysis in regards to sequencing patterns. 
- Demonstrate the ability to present pattern conclusions in a report format. 
- Demonstrate the ability to answer court related questions related to bloodstain pattern expertise. 

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​​​​​​Peoria Police Department

Peoria, AZ

July 12 - 16, 2021

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Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Peoria Police Department

Peoria, AZ

August 9 - 13, 2021

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Salt Lake City Police Department

Salt Lake City, UT

October 18 - 22, 2021


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Hamilton Township Police Department 

Maineville, OH

May 9-13, 2022


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