Advanced Fabrics Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Training Course, May 13-17, 2019

Forensic Science Training Institute
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Instructors: Dr. Mark Reynolds and Edmund (Ted) Silenieks

Participants will undertake 40 hours of structured lectures and practicals designed specifically to increase knowledge on textile properties and how they can influence bloodstain appearance and the bloodstain pattern analysis on clothing. The course will review the underpinning principles of BPA and how accepted principles for stain interpretation on static non-porous surfaces don’t apply to the interpretation of bloodstains on clothing and other textiles. When examining clothing, the practitioner must be mindful of influences such as the textile construction, absorbency and fiber type, all of which may affect the final appearance on bloodstains.

Workshop description and registration:

For questions or information regarding the course content, please contact either Mark Reynolds,, or Ted Silenieks,
For questions on registration, please contact Sheila Heller,

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