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Training will address technical aspects of the standards as well as challenges, practical solutions, and benefits of adoption. Resources, including auditing checklists for compliance monitoring and gap analysis, will also be developed, as well as Factsheets, understandable to the lay person. Through the cooperative agreement, the Academy plans significant outreach efforts and engagement with other professional organizations, multiple Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), certifying bodies, accrediting bodies, forensic service providers, and others.
Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption.
Checklists provide a tool to allow a forensic science service provider to evaluate the level of standard implementation and/or audit conformance to a standard. Each checklist, provided in Excel, uses a standardized format that also allows flexibility when used.
Implementation of ANSI/ASB 032 An Accredited Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Section
WEBINAR DATE POSTPONED
A bloodstain pattern analyst training program is necessary to ensure the competency and quality of the work product. This standard was drafted to provide guidance to forensic service providers providing bloodstain pattern analysis services for the establishment and maintenance of such a program.
The goal of this program is to assist in the development or enhancement of a bloodstain training program that will enrich the skillset, knowledge and abilities of the bloodstain pattern analyst and their abilities to analyze bloodstains and bloodstain patterns at crime scenes and on physical evidence.
Celestina Rossi, Sergeant
Bloodstain Pattern Analyst, Technical Leader
CID - Crime Laboratory
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
NEW DATE TBD
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