Grant recently taught a bloodstain pattern analysis course for the Fayetteville Police Department, NC. Here a student conducts the gunshot forward and back spatter experiment during the courses two days of bloodstain experimentation.
Student teams evaluate the resulting pattern in the forward and back spatter experiment, noting the physical characteristics associated with this type of pattern.
Lectures in the bloodstain pattern analysis course are followed by practical application exercises. Here, students complete the impact pattern area or origin stringing exercise.
Evaluating cast-off patterns on the back of a student's Tyvek suit produced during the cast-off pattern experiment. This experiment highlights the importance of evaluating bloodstains on a suspect's clothing.
During the cast-off pattern experiment, students produce cast-off patterns in front, over and behind themselves in addition to blunt force trauma impact patterns. Here, an impact pattern on a student's Tyvek suit is evaluated. This pattern was created while the student was down on one knee impacting the blood source.
Students enjoy a relaxing moment while conducting the course's bloodstain pattern experiments.
Students complete the tangent formula area of origin exercise during the bloodstain pattern analysis course.
Student teams complete the final comprehensive bloodstain pattern exercise. The exercise encompasses all of the skills learned during the course and each team must give a class briefing of the results of their scenario.
Steve recently taught the 4.5 day Investigating Sexual Assault Cases Course at Fort Stewart, GA. The course was a great success with 100+ students attending.
Steve talks about physical evidence encountered during sexual assault investigations.
Steve talks about offender dynamics to consider when conducting investigations of sexual assaults.
Steve Chancellor is awarded The Military Police Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee. Steve was recognized with the Silver Order of the Marechaussee for his 40 years of extraordinary service as a Military Policeman, active duty Army CID Special Agent and civilian CID Special Agent. Congratulations Steve!!!
Getting crime scene staging admitted in court: Grant explains the importance of using the scientific method when examining a staged crime scene and preparing the report from a crime scene reconstruction perspective for court testimony.
Steve explains the victimology and offender behavior Red Flags for identifying staged crime scenes at the Garden City, Idaho, Investigating Staged Crime Scenes Course.
Grant explains the application of the sodium rhodizonate test for the presence of lead and the dithiooxamide test for the presence of copper when evaluating bullet impacts during the Forensic Aspects of Death Investigation Course at the Potter County Sheriff's Office in Amarillo, Texas.
Steve presents Sgt Kory Brown of the Potter County Sheriff's Office a copy of his book, Death Investigations, for his outstanding work and assistance in organizing the Forensic Aspects of Death Investigation Course at the Potter County Sheriff's Office in Amarillo, Texas.
Steve discusses the characteristics of stab wounds during the Forensic Aspects of Death Investigation Course hosted by the Potter County Sheriff's Office at Amarillo, Texas.
Steve recently taught his Adult Sexual Assault Investigations Course at Fort Drum, New York. The class had 40 students from the Army, local Sheriff's Office, the New York State Patrol and the New York Attorney General’s office. It was a big success.