March 16-20, 2020
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics with an Introduction to Digital
This is an advanced bloodstain pattern analysis workshop examining the
interaction of liquid blood with fabrics,textiles and clothing. Coupled
with an introduction to the analysis of bloodstain casework that has
been provided in a digital format. Participants must have had a minimum
of an introductory level BPA workshop prior to attending this workshop.
Workshop participants will participate in practical exercises to enhance
their ability to interpret complex bloodstain patterns deposited on
fabrics, textiles and clothing. This will be accomplished by the
participant’s dripping, splashing and transferring liquid blood onto
fabrics, textiles, and clothing and observing the macroscopic and
microscopic interaction of the blood with the substrate. Workshop
participants will also learn to evaluate bloodstain evidence from
digital files by working on cases provided in a digital format. In
addition, the participants will receive training in the writing of
bloodstain pattern analysis reports.
1. Enhance the participants skills for the examination of bloodstained
2. Enhance through lectures, experimentation, and laboratory practicals
the participants understanding of fabric composition, construction, and
finishes that can affect the appearance of the bloodstain patterns.
3. Enhance through lectures, experimentation, and laboratory practicals
the participants understanding of how liquid blood interacts with
4. Enhance the participants skills for writing bloodstain pattern
analysis reports concerning the examination of clothing.
5. Enhance the participants skills for presentation of bloodstain
pattern evidence on clothing as an expert witness.
Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute
9601 NW 58th St.
Doral, FL 33178
Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC
Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC
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