California Criminalistics Institute / Various
This one-week (40-hour) course will provide students with information on bloodstain pattern analysis. This course will cover the interpretation of bloodstain patterns as produced in acts of violence, including methods of documentation for court presentation. Each class is limited to 16 students. POST has suspended Plan IV reimbursement until July 1, 2015.
Classroom lectures, PowerPoint, video classroom demonstrations and laboratory exercises.
Students will complete extensive laboratory exercises and demonstrate understanding of bloodstain pattern interpretation by completing a practical final examination.
Crime Scene Investigation I, or equivalent, and Crime Scene II or permission of course instructor.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.