Advanced Bloodstain Analysis Course: 14-18 October 2024

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Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I ( 40 HOURS)

This 5 days (40 hours) course is designed for those who wish to become an expert in bloodstain pattern analysis and have satisfactorily completed a basic 40 hour bloodstain pattern course. It’s the next step in order to conduct a bloodletting crime scene analysis. During this course the participant will approach relatively simple to complex complete crime scenes including clothing. A format for reporting is learned as well as the requirements on courtroom testimony and expert evidence. This course will enhance basic skills and develop the novice to a core competency level required for independent analysis and will enhance the analyst skill in preparation of acceptance as an expert in the court room

The course of instruction is designed for investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic scientists, attorneys and medico-legal investigators. There is no minimum educational standard for those who decide to attend this course although we recommend at least 1 year field experience after successful completion of a basic 40-hour course.

Training Topics to be covered:

  • Review of Basic Bloodstain Pattern course.
  • Analysis of Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing.
  • Analyse (complex) bloodstain pattern in several mock scenes.
  • Clothing and drying times of blood.
  • Sequencing.
  • Problem solving by review of actual bloodletting cases.
  • Utilizing Bloodstain Patterns to reconstruct past events.
  • Approaching a Bloodstain Pattern case.
  • Report writing.
  • Designing Case Related Bloodstain Pattern Experiments ( scientific method).
  • Limitations of bloodstain pattern analysis.
  • Apply a scientific method to questioned stains.
  • Expert Evidence.


Successful completion of a Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis course meeting the requirements of the IABPA basic course.


Maximum of 16 participants.

What to bring to the course:

Participants are advised to bring seasonally appropriate clothing.

We also encourage to bring a digital camera which could be very helpful if you wish to document any of your experiments.

Assessment Standards/ Certification:

A certificate will be issued for successful completion of a written assessment of the course requirements. 

Course duration, date, location & fee:

The length of the course is 40 hours of instruction. The course will be conducted Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Loci Forensics Training Institute, Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands.

This course has a price of € 1140.00 ( exclusive 21% VAT) per participant. Each participant is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation ( See Below ).

Click here for the course brochure 2022 with registration form.

Click here for the course brochure 2023 with registration form.


Upon receipt of your registration and payment you will receive a confirmation e-mail including a list of items to bring to the course. In the event of insufficient registrations, this course will be cancelled.

Note: This course utilizes animal blood for experimentation.   

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