Visualization of Latent Bloodstain Course: 4-8 November 2024

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Visualization Of Latent Bloodstain Course ( 40 hours)

This course will provide the participants with first-hand knowledge of how and when to employ searching and enhancement techniques to visualize latent bloodstains. Students will acquire first-hand knowledge of the benefits as well as the limitations of commonly utilized chemical searching and enhancement techniques.

The course is divided into both lecture and laboratory sessions.  The theoretical and fundamental principles related to the chemical searching and enhancement techniques for latent bloodstains will be illustrated in the lecture segments. These principles will then be reinforced in the laboratory segments where students will have an opportunity to utilize the methods discussed in lecture.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will have acquired a basic understanding of how and when to utilize blood searching and enhancing chemicals to assist in their investigation where latent blood is suspected. 

This course is recommended for investigators, crime scene technicians, and forensic scientists who search for blood at crime scenes as well as on articles of physical evidence

Training Topics to be covered:

  • Searching vs. Enhancing Techniques.
  • Blood Searching Techniques:
    • Luminol.
    • “NEW” Lumiscene.
    • Fluorescein.  
  • Blood Enhancement Techniques:
    • Amido Black.
    • Acid Fuchsin (Hungarian Red).
    • Aqueous Leucocrystal Violent ( ALVC).
  • Titanium Dioxide.
  • Suspension Dyes.
  • Acid Dyes.
  • On-scene Preparation Methods.
  • Photographic Documentation.
  • Introduction to IR Photography.
  • Methods for Applying Blood Searching Chemicals e.g.:
    • Pump sprayer’s vs Compressors.
  • Health and Safety Issues.
  • Reporting of Findings.
  • “False Positive” Reactions /  Environmental Factors.
  • Case Examples. 




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 Forensic Training Institute, Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands.

This course has a price of  € 1595.00 ( 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 with registration form.

Click here for the course brochute with registration form.


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

Note: This course utilizes animal blood for experimentation.  

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