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)
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