COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

 

A brief explanation behind the basic course and its curriculum.

The material covered pertains to BPA principles and ideas. The week is action packed and the days are long. You will learn and have a solid understanding of BPA by week’s end.

As an introductory course there is no time to video tape a fictitious crime scene and then discuss your findings on the final day. To the student this may seem like fun and a great way to end the course but from Craig’s point of view it’s “made in Hollywood” glamour with 4-6 hours of wasted time that could otherwise be used to further expand upon BPA fundamentals.

Although chemicals analysis is discussed and a practical exercise takes place, there is not enough time to go through the various chemical procedures available.

Last but not least is the use of alternate light sources, where the background color drops out, to bring to life the seemingly camouflaged bloodstain pattern hidden in plain view.

The steps necessary to properly video record a scene, or to recognize the need to apply chemical reagents and the use of ALS are in their own right one week courses.

Naturally in the Intermediate and Advanced BPA classes different enhancement techniques are discussed in greater detail. This is where it should be found.

Craig wanted you to be made aware that in a basic or intro BPA course first comes elementary and fundamental philosophies behind bloodstain pattern analysis.

The rest comes later.

The one week course(s);

The first basic bloodstain class was conducted in February 2003, in Bogota Colombia, for investigators with Fiscalia, from the Attorney General`s Office.

That course has been improved upon since then, never staying static in its curriculum.

Shortly after his course in Bogota, Craig was approached by one of America’s largest PD’s and asked to instruct an in-house Basic BPA course. He thought this was odd as this PD had a training budget that could easily pay for any noteworthy individual(s). In January 2006 this course was taught and later that same year the course was recognized by the International Association for Identification (I.A.I.) and meets their requirements for IAI BPA certification.

That same year it went on file with the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analyst (I.A.B.P.A.) for membership application. In 2014 as an internal IABPA policy had changed. The basic course was reviewed in a rigorous manner and subsequently “re-approved” by the IABPA sub-committee.

In September 2014 both courses received POST certification in the state of Nevada.

In 2015 the basic course curriculum was reviewed and approved by the ABMDI for continuing education hour’s credit.

Craig truly began educating agencies in America in 2006 through word of mouth recommendations.

Returning agencies requested a follow-up or advanced course.

An intermediate course was first presented in 2011 to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

This has since been further refined and subsequently delivered to other agencies.

Beginning in 2010 Craig with Research Professor Daniel Attinger, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Ames Campus, Iowa State University started collaborating. They continue to work together and now are on their second DOJ funded research project. Daniel, being the principal investigator and Craig the field practitioner.

Grant: 2010-DN-BX-K403 and 2014-DN-BX-K0366

In the spring and summer of 2015 these two formed a teaching alliance where Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was once again indoctrinated with BPA education. This time it was in the form of an Advanced BPA class presented in July 2015.


BASIC INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED

 

Word of mouth advertisement has allowed Craig to actively participate in over 30 week long bloodstain courses since 2003.

 

Workshops

2 hour, 3 hour, half day, or full day conference workshops have been presented as well as specific agency one, two, or three day workshops.

 

Lectures

He has given well in excess of 150 presentations in the form of lectures, workshops, or one week courses.

 

Course Logistics

To be discussed in greater detail, but here is a synopsis:

 

Course Fee

A full one week-40 hour course is $550.00 (US) per student. This is for any one of the three courses he offers.

Ask yourself… When you went to college, did the second or third year cost more than your freshman year? Craig’s didn’t, so why should these three courses be different in cost for you?

Craig realizes the hosting agency has hidden costs to host one of his classes. This primarily involves the time to work with the host’s liaison as that person’s time is money (an hourly wage). Their time will be used confirming the classroom setup, advertising and communicating to local and outside area agencies etc. attempting to drum up interest to acquire registrants for the class.

Free placement in the class being offered is Craig’s way to reward the host for their work.

The class minimum is 12 people registered. Gathering these 12 attendees earns a free seat, and as more people enroll up to the 24 maximum, the number of free seats given back is prorated.

To fill the class with 24 registered attendees generates four free seats for the sponsoring agency.

If the course minimum is not met (don’t tell anyone but Craig won’t cancel a class because only 10 people register), the course could simply be rescheduled 6 or 10 months down the road hoping for a few more course registrants.

Craig would rather have a successful course poorly attended than to cancel a course because of insufficient registrations. Cancelling is not fair to the few who are interested to learn.

Should this happen, there is no cost incurred by you the sponsor. Craig is not out any money for the course cancellation, so why should you, the sponsor be.

Craig also realizes some agencies prefer to literally buy him for the class, where they can sell seats to make a profit for themselves in addition to getting their personnel trained. That one price though, varies with logistical issues from location to location and a solid “one price cover’s all” cannot be stated here.

Craig is truly trying to be as open and as transparent as possible. These are not trade secrets to him. This is his approach; shooting straight from the hip.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose hosting a time tested recognized and approved course facilitated by Craig C. Moore.

 

Payment Methods

There are three methods; cash, check or credit card.

Cash – Small, used unmarked bills

Check made payable to: "Craig Moore"

Credit card payment can be made by way of PayPal.