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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis news and views from Bracken, our top BPA Dog


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We recently delivered our 1-day practical BPA training course for Crime Scene Professionals as part of The Forensic Training Partnership's Advanced CSI Course at Cranfield University.

The aim of the training is to provide a foundation knowledge in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis so that participants can build an understanding of how BPA can be used in an investigation and identify its strengths and limitations in a crime scene context.

Classroom-based teaching is supplemented with a number of practical training sessions throughout the day so that participants have an opportunity to investigate for themselves the factors that affect bloodstain production.

The day concluded with an interactive simulated-assault exercise where the team were able to compare their expectations of the types of bloodstains that might be transferred to an assailant in an assault scenario to the stains that were actually produced.

The facilities were excellent and we would like to thank Sarah Thirkell and the FTP team for hosting a really positive and inclusive training course.


If you want to learn more about our BPA Training for Crime Scene Professionals training course or to book a spot on our next course, email

You can also check out FTP's portfolio of professional CPD courses on their website:


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