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Last approved: Sat, 21 May 2016 08:45:17 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Science (FORS)
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis II
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis II
Summer 2016
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graduate students
FORS 6010
FORS 6251 and FORS 6256
Jeffrey Miller
Adjunct Professor
2100 Foxhall Rd, NW
Somer’s Hall Lower Level, 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 and BPA I
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.

Continuation of the concepts learned in FORS 6010. Serving as an expert witness; refining blood pattern analysis and documentation skills; effectively communicating observations, analysis, and conclusions in the courtroom. Laboratory fee.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand advanced bloodstain pattern analysis and its application in crime scene investigation. 2. Accurately identify bloodstain patterns and their sources in a complex crime scene. 3. Accurately photograph bloodstain evidence using a variety of photographic techniques. 4. Enhance bloodstain photographs using various Photoshop applications to make images easier to visualize for the non-expert. 5. Utilize various chemical processes to make bloodstain evidence easier to see. 6. Refine their scientific method process to address complex crime scenes and the associated testimony given to explain their findings in court. 7. Understand the forensic expert’s role in the US criminal justice system. 8. Give clear, concise and accurate BPA testimony in criminal court.
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This course expands upon the intro to BPA included in CSI I, and BPA 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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