Extended Studies

STEM "Blood Spatter" Boot Camp


STEM "Blood Spatter" Boot Camp
for Science Teachers (6th-12th grades)

Cost: $75.00 (5 Hands-On Exercises included)
Registration: Closed

Instructor: JEFF SAVIANO
June 24, 2015
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Limited to 30 teachers due to the hands-on activities involved

STEM "Blood Spatter" Boot Camp
for Science Teachers (6th-12th grades)

STEM 'Blood Spatter' Boot Camp for for Science Teachers (6th-12th grades) Teachers attending the STEM teacher boot camp on bloodstain pattern analysis will learn some of the basic principles and analytical methods used today by practitioners currently involved in this fascinating forensic discipline. The class will include both lecture material and practical exercises, all of which can be fashioned into a curriculum to help middle school and high school students become more engaged in the field of forensic science.

Bloodstain pattern analysis can be defined as the examination of the shapes, locations, and distribution patterns of bloodstains at a crime scene, the purpose of which is to provide an understanding of the physical events from which the stains originated. Bloodstain pattern analysts attempt to decipher the "who, what, when, where, and how" of the crime scene by examining and interpreting the static aftermath of a scene involving bloodshed.

Tesla Education Center
2560 International Cir, Colorado Springs, CO

About the Presenter: Jeff Saviano

Jeff Saviano is a forensic examiner and consultant, and owner of JDS Criminalistics, LLC. Mr. Saviano has been involved in the areas of crime scene investigation and forensic science for over 29 years, beginning his career in 1985 with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab. He retired from the Metro Forensic Laboratory in Colorado Springs in January of 2009.

Mr. Saviano is a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Medical Investigator and has testified numerous times in both state and federal court. He is recognized by the judicial system as an expert in the areas of crime scene investigation and reconstruction, evidence recovery, bloodstain pattern analysis, latent print examination, shoe and tire print examination, marijuana analysis, forensic photography, and external and terminal ballistics. Mr. Saviano has worked on forensic cases originating in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. He has also published articles in the Journal of Forensic Identification and the Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.