Blood Pattern Analysis discussion w/Ross Gardner- 11/4 Show Recap

Ross Gardner joins us to discuss blood pattern analysis. He has worked as a felony criminal investigator and author. He will dissect the idea behind blood pattern analysis and its relevence today.

  • Ross Gardners quualifications and experience are announced. (1:23)
  • The science of blood spatter analysis is elaborated on by Ross Gardner. (3:45)
  • The validity of blood analysis in courts and its challenges. (9:45)
  • The recognition of blood patterns is discussed, including a variety of levels. (15:40)
  • Technical training is the key to really understanding blood pattern analysis. (21:10)
  • The term blood “spatter” is defined. (22:00)
  • Cast off patterns, along with classic and individual characteristics of blood patterns are described by Ross Gardner. (23:20)
  • The four classification systems are also covered and Gardner shares his analogy with us. (35:04)
  • A listener calls in to ask Ross Gardner a question. (44:09)
  • 5540 Ross Gardner tells us about the new edition of his crime scene investigation book. (55:40)

About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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