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Reproducing Bloodstain Patterns @ NWAFS

Karen Green has agreed to present a workshop on Reproducing Bloodstain Patterns at the 2017 NWAFS meeting which will take place September 18-22, 2017 in Portland Oregon. 2017 NWAFS Conference Schedule  

How cops used virtual reality to recreate Tamir Rice, San Bernardino shootings

Nsikan Akpan  of  PBS wrote a nice article detailing how FARO 3d Laser scanners were used in the Tamir Rice and San Bernardino shooting cases.  Green Forensics uses the FARO X330 long range scanner mentioned in the article.  In addition to the capability to capture our own data, having expertise with laser scanning, has provided…

Karen Green to appear on 48 Hours

Karen will be discussing the science of bloodstain pattern analysis with CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod on 48 Hours this Saturday October 3rd at 10:00PM EST/PST. Karen also appears in several “Web Extras” related to the episode which is titled “The Doctor’s Daughter. Karen was hired by the Onondaga County Prosecutors office to perform an…

The use of 3d Laser Scanning to examine a shooting incident

Green Forensics was hired to examine a shooting event involving at least three weapons which occurred in the driveway of an apartment complex.  Over 25 shots were fired.  One vehicle remained on scene at the time of first response.  A total station was employed by the responding agency to record the locations of bullets, impacts, fired…

Karen Green elected President of ACSR!

Karen has been elected President of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction for 2015/2016 at the 2015 Annual Training Conference. Congratulations Karen!

Green Forensics to offer 3d Laser Scanning Services

Green Forensics has purchased a FARO X330 3d Laser Scanner.  This exciting piece of equipment provides Green Forensics with the ability to efficiently and comprehensively measure crime scenes in three dimensions.  The scanner can be deployed both at the time of a crime scene while evidence is still present on scene as well as long after…

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…

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…

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. …

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…