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FORS 6011 : Bloodstain Pattern Analysis II

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FORS 6011 : Bloodstain Pattern Analysis II
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Science (FORS)
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I
Spring 2016
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graduate students

FORS 6251 and FORS 6256
Jeffrey Miller
Adjunct Professor
2100 Foxhall Rd, NW
Somer’s Hall, L-6
Washington, DC 20007
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This course is lab intensive, and requires lab equipment not used by other courses except FORS 6251.
Besides that lab equipment, it requires full body tyvek coverings, shoe covers, goggles and face masks. It uses animal blood for the students to create bloodstains.
And, the facility in which the course is held is specialized, to allow blood spills and staining on walls, floors and ceilings, to be followed up by cleaning with bleach and water.

Human blood in flight and the patterns it makes on target surfaces. Crime scene investigation, crime scene analysis, and crime scene reconstruction. Laboratory fee.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand basic bloodstain pattern analysis and its application in crime scene investigation. 2. Identify the basic bloodstain patterns and the actions that produced them. 3. Understand and describe blood droplet dynamics and how these influence pattern production. 4. Examine impact patterns and determine directionality, the impact site and impact area. 5. Conduct proper bloodstain scene documentation to include notes, photography, measurements, diagrams and evidence collection. 6. Identify and utilize various chemical processes for enhancing bloodstain pattern evidence. 7. Use the scientific method to justify their analysis and conclusions. 8. Understand the role of the expert bloodstain pattern analyst in the investigative process and the U.S. criminal justice system.
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This course expands upon the intro to BPA included in CSI I.
No other courses contain this subject matter.
Since this course requires a room which can be cleaned after sequential blood stains have been made to its surfaces, it will initially be held at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice (Police) Academy, near the Ashburn Campus.
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