Martin Eversdijk [Loci Forensic Products] and Paul Kish [Forensic Consultant & Associates] are conducting a Visualization of Latent Bloodstains course at Elmira College in Elmira, NY, USA. There are two sessions: 6-10 June, 2011 and 13-17 June, 2011. Each session is limited to 16 participants.
This course will provide the participants with first-hand knowledge of how and when to employ searching and enhancement techniques to locate and visualize latent bloodstains. Students will acquire first-hand knowledge of the benefits as well as the limitations of commonly used chemical searching and enhancement techniques.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will have acquired a basic understanding of how and when to use 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 routine search for blood at crime scenes as well as on articles of physical evidence.
Some of the topics include:
- Searching vs. Enhancing Techniques
- Blood Searching Techniques using Luminol, Lumiscene, and Fluorescein
- Blood Enhancement Techniques including Amido Black, Acid Fuchsin (Hungarian Red), Aqueous Leucocrystal Violet (ALCV), Titanium Dioxide, and others
- Photographic Documentation
- Introduction to IR Photography
- Health and Safety Issues
For more information, you may download the brochure at the Loci Forensic Products Lumiscene page.