6/8 Blood Pattern Analysis and CSI w/Ross Gardner

Ross Gardner worked for the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) as a felony criminal investigator for nearly twenty years. He served four years as the Chief of Police for the City of Lake City Georgia police department. He is now retired and active in independent consulting.

Mr. Gardner is certified by the International Association for Identification as Senior Crime Scene Analyst, a rating he’s held for sixteen years. He is an active instructor and consultant throughout the United States in crime scene analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene investigation; teaching to a variety of groups ranging from police and investigative organizations to trial counsel professional development groups.

  • Welcome Ross Gardner back! (2:30)
  • Mr. Gardner defines bloodstain pattern analysis. (4:15)
  • Mr. Gardner explains the importance of the the three principles of analysis, along with the use of computer software that is sometimes used today and how it can be more effective and have less risk for the investigator. (7:30)
  • Area of origin is defined by Mr. Gardner. (11:00)
  • Mr. Gardner talks about the third edition of his book, “Bloodstain Pattern Analysis”. (14:00)
  • Mr. Gardner defines impact and how a pattern is interpreted. (23:51)
  • Mr. Gardner shares the 16 types of patterns. (27:12)
  • Wipes and swipes are defined by Mr. Gardner. (30:00)
  • Mr. Gardner defines cast-off in reference to context driven explanations in a courtroom. (35:00)
  • Mr. Gardner explains the significance of the history of bloodstain pattern analysis and how it can be useful today. (40:00)
  • Mr. Gardner shares the two conclusions that an analyst must reach. (44:00)
  • Arie can stop biting her tongue because Joey asks the question about Dexter, and more
  • importantly, the csi effect. (55:18)
  • You can find out more about Ross Gardner at http://www.bevelgardner.com/ and his book can be
  • found on http://www.amazon.com . (60:00)
  • Next weeks guest is announced! (65:25)

Full show can be heard by clicking here.


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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