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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Training in Texas

Instructor - Retired Police Sergeant John Calvin Gaziano

The Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Training Course In Texas is approved by the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). It is also approved for the following:

  •  Forty (40) credits toward the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Certification 
  •  Forty (40) credits toward the International Association for Identification’s Crime Scene Certification and Recertification
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We offer an approved 40-hour bloodstain pattern analysis training in Texas. Our company is based in New Braunfels, Texas. The lead instructor, John Calvin Gaziano, is a retired sergeant of the Fremont Police Department with over 27 years of service. He supervised and taught members of the crime scene unit, in addition to being a certified bloodstain pattern analyst (CBPA) with the International Association for Identification (IAI).

This entry-level course is for those investigating violent and bloody crime scenes. The training covers all aspects of bloodstain pattern analysis, from basic to advanced topics. Current techniques and technologies will be introduced. The class includes lectures on various aspects of bloodstain pattern analysis and hands-on practical exercises with animal blood. Attendees will learn to identify bloodstain patterns and understand the mechanisms and events that created them. We teach participants to reconstruct and sequence events while remaining objective and using the scientific method. During the week-long course, 15 practical exercises and related subsets will be introduced. For example, some activities include beating blood with baseball bats, flinging blood onto walls, and shooting blood with a mounted pistol. A 233-page manual written by the instructor will be provided to each student. 

The International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) Education Committee and the International Association for Identification (IAI) Bloodstain Pattern Examiner Certification Board approved the training curriculum. We offer the course throughout Texas, focusing on the AustinSan AntonioDallas, and Houston areas. Please contact us if you are interested in bloodstain pattern analysis training in Dallas and want to host the course.

We look forward to working with you and your organization.

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The shape of individual bloodstains found at crime scenes can range from entirely circular to very elliptical. The different shapes correspond to the angle of impact with a target surface. Being able to interpret a stain’s impact angle allows the analyst to correlate multiple stains in an associated impact pattern and determine their area of origin.

What are the benefits and requirements of hosting the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis course in Texas?

Hosting the bloodstain pattern analysis course has several benefits for the agency. One advantage is eliminating costs associated with travel and lodging for employees. Another benefit is that the hosting agency or organization receives free tuitions based on the number of paying students as follows:

  • One free tuition if the course has 14 paying students.
  • Two free tuitions if the course has 18 paying students.
  • Three free tuitions if the course has 22 paying students.

The course requires a minimum of 10 paying students. If the minimum number of paying students is not met, the class will be canceled, and all tuitions paid will be promptly refunded.

We require the agency or organization to provide a lecture room for digital media presentations to host the bloodstain pattern analysis course. A large and clear area will also be needed for the practical exercises, and a warehouse-type room usually works well. One of the practical exercises requires a location where a pistol can be fired safely for a few hours during one of the training days.

The responsibility of the hosting agency or organization is to aid in recruiting students for the course. We will supply a course flyer to be distributed to nearby agencies, and we will post the course on various websites. All travel and associated costs are the responsibility of Gaziano Forensic Consulting and not the hosting agency. If you are interested in hosting the bloodstain pattern analysis course in Texas, please click the Host a Course button so we can work together to enhance the competency of your employees.

Texas Facts

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  • Texas has an estimated 29.9 million residents, up from 11 million in 1970.

  • Texas has belonged to six different nations.

  • Texas is in the southwestern part of the United States.

  • There are over 145 languages spoken in Texas.

  • Texas shares a 2,000-mile border with Mexico, with 367 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The Gulf Coast has sandy beaches, while East Texas is lush and green with fields and pine forests.

  • It has 91 mountain peaks that are over a mile high.

  • There was a total of 26 missions built in Texas over 100 years.

  • The cultures of Spain and Mexico had a considerable influence on Texas.

  • In 1821, 300 American families settled in Texas, which was still part of northern Mexico.

  • The Texas Revolution began in 1835 as Texans no longer wanted to be controlled by Mexico.

  • After the defeat of the Mexican army in 1836, Texas became the Republic of Texas.

  • The Republic of Texas’s flag had one star, and the star stood for the country of Texas. Therefore, Texas was called the Lone Star State.

  • In 1845, Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the United States.

  • Texas joined the South during the 1861 civil war. The South broke away from the United States and formed its government, the Confederate States of America.

  • The South lost the civil war, and Texas again became a state of the United States in 1870.

  • Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America ruled Texas at separate times. Six different flags have flown over Texas.

  • The Texas flag’s colors are identical to the United States flag. Red is for bravery, blue is for loyalty, and white is for purity.
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