Fall 2012

The fall has been as busy as expected and we are not done yet!  Our recent training held at the Swinomish Police Department was a success, and we were pleased to welcome attendees from 10 different police agencies.  The subject of the one day class was bloodstain pattern analysis with a focus on proper documentation …

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Fall 2012

After a nice “summer break” September is upon us and the travel schedule is filling up again.  We are looking forward to the Northwest Association of Forensic Sciences meeting in Missoula, Montana.  In addition to teaching “Bloodstain Analysis for the Bench Level Scientist” Karen will be giving a talk on her experiences with ICITAP and …

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Summer 2012

Summer is here and for the first time in a while we have some time to take a breath and relax!  Karen gets to enjoy 6 of the next 8 weeks at home and she is looking forward to it.  In addition to updating/remodeling the home office she is preparing for some upcoming fall classes.  …

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Pacific Northwest Division IAI conference in Boise Idaho

We’ve just returned from the Pacific Northwest Division IAI conference in Boise Idaho.  Karen taught an 8 hour course on reproducing bloodstain patterns (previously presented at the NWAFS meeting in September).  Discussion points included the NAS report “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward”, the scientific method, and the responsibility and goals …

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Class Photos

As promised, you can now look under the training tab and find some class photos from the beginning and reconstruction crime scene courses that we have taught over the last year.  Attached here is the class photo from our recent crime scene reconstruction class taught at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton.  The facilities …

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1st Quarter 2012

As suspected, the first part of the year has flown by.  Progress continues to be made in Mexico City, and accreditation is closer with every visit.  The Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction conference was held in Monterey California in February and was a success by all accounts.  In addition to the webmaster duties I was …

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Reproducing Bloodstain Patterns – 28th Conference of the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists

The 28th conference of the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists was held in Tacoma, Washington September 26-30.  Scientists from Washington, Idaho, and Oregon gathered to share research and exchange ideas.  Karen taught an 8 hour workshop on Wednesday dealing with the reproduction of bloodstain patterns.  Lecture topics included the scientific method, proficiency testing and the …

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International Congress on Human Identification in Mexico City

On September 9, 2011 Karen attended the International Congress on Human Identification in Mexico City hosted by the PGR (Procuradia General de la Republica) and INACIPE (Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Penales).  Lectures included the identification of passengers following the Air France 447 crash of 2009, the importance of proper chain-of-custody, ISO 17025 Accreditation and the …

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