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Seminar Title:  
Bloodstain Pattern

DATES:  8/10/2021 through 8/12/2021

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Wayne Sheppard

LOCATION:  Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy - 2435 East-West Connector, Austell, GA  30106

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express  - Austell, GA  1-770-349-8000
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.

Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.

He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.

He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.

Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.

He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.

Courses Taught:

Death and Homicide Investigation

Response, Search and Recovery of Missing and Abducted Children

Solving Homicides: Investigative Steps to Success

Kinesic and Cognitive Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers

Understanding Sexual Deviant Behaviors to Conduct Successful Interviews

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

Statement of Fact:

Foundational to violent crime investigations is the correctinterpretation of the interactions between the victim and the suspect thatcomprises the criminal act. The correct analysis of physical evidence createdfrom that interaction can assist crime scene investigators in reconstructingthe crime as part of the overall investigative efforts to solve the case. 

Course Objectives:

Prevailingat violent crime scenes is the presence of blood.  Significantly, the blood should be treated asimportant evidence.  This course isdesigned to provide the participant with the basic knowledge of bloodstainpattern analysis to reconstruct crime scenes. During instruction, participants will acquire a working knowledge ofbloodstain pattern identification, interpretation, documentation, and subsequentdissemination of their bloodstain pattern analysis to other investigative personnelto enhance the overall investigative efforts to reach case resolution.  To accomplish the course objectives, theparticipants will analyze interpretive crime scenes, conduct practical exercises,and complete a series of practicums. Upon completion, training certificates will be issued to the participants.

Topics Covered:


CrimeScene Preservation Methods



BloodstainCollection Methods

IncrementalCrime Scene Reconstruction

Applicationof Behavioral and Forensic Science

DeathScene Case Analysis

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