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As the website's "HOME" photo implies, Craig is Canadian but has a strong American bond.

He grew up in the Niagara Region, living closer to Buffalo than to Toronto and still calls Niagara his home.

As he reached the half way mark in his career, he enrolled as a mature, or non-traditional student and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004, from Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY.

 

Acquiring this "Made in America" post-secondary school designation allows him to be considered by US Customs and Border Patrol officials to enter the United States legally for short term employment purposes, as granted under the North America Free Trade Act, known as NAFTA. During the winter of 2016 and the early spring 2017 Craig was feeling more and more pressure by CBP officials in Buffalo as he applied for his short term NAFTA work permits.  He sought out legal assistance.  After an interview at the US Consulate in Toronto that summer, he was subsequently granted a 5 yr E-1 Visa and can now legally enter the US to conduct business as a “treaty trader.” This unusual sounding title simply implies there is a “treaty” between the two countries and as a Canadian company, Craig is allowed to conduct business, aka “trade” in America.

 

In order to show the vast quantity of equipment created and transported to the hosting site, he could not have used a more appropriate "Made in Canada" stage: his local hockey rink.


Thank You, Town of Grimsby.

 

The hockey rink display helps to visualize the more than half a ton of equipment stored and transported in the trailer.

 

Starting in 1998, this equipment has been designed, built, and rebuilt in a trial and error continuum.

 

One such item, a demonstrative aid, was developed for educational purposes and intended to be used in a court room or class room. It was his way to transform an abstract concept into a tangible object; an object a person could see, touch and behold, which in turn one can grasp its innate and elementary concepts. This model of a drop of blood in flight and its subsequent impact angle has been successfully used in both of these educational venues on multiple occasions.

 

Craig applied for and was issued design patents in both Canada and United States for this model design.

 

 

Patent Office: United States / Canada   Patent Office: United States / Canada

 

Today, his basic course incorporates 16 different experiments in mammalian blood, where the assignments are either done as a class exercise or a smaller group exercise.

 

As viewed in the picture below from a Basic Course presented in Freehold, New Jersey (September 2013), attendees are actively engaged in some of the small group experiment stations.

 

 

The class is broken down into 6 groups to make the individual groups range in size from 2 - 4 people depending on how many people are in the class. The many experiments conducted by these smaller groups offer the attendee a practical and educational self-guided experience. Each of the courses involves first theory presentation, with follow-up practical experiments.

 

Craig’s approach is really no different than a college chemistry or biology class when the student first receives a lecture and then has their lab.

 

Craigs formal police training on how to instruct the adult learner (typically other police investigators) along with his experience as a facilitator/presenter and college adjunct instructor have repeatedly revealed that students, whether young or old, are unique learners.

 

People learn differently and therefore must be taught in different ways.

 

To be taught something new and somewhat abstract in thought, followed up with physical experiments that confirm the theory in combination with practical assignments makes the training all the more relevant, meaningful and understood. Theory makes sense as one can see the actions and results with their very own eyes.

 

As quoted from page 120, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis with an Introduction to Crime Scene Introduction, 2nd Edition, authored by Tom Bevel and Ross Gardner

“What the human eye cannot see, the human mind cannot fathom.”

 

Craig shares this philosophy and brings it into the classroom. Otherwise you might as well take an on-line course. He wishes you all the best. You’ll need it.

 

You will note Craig is not professing to be an expert in the field ready to go to trial and act as a courtroom expert and consultant. He has had many turns in court and has just as many colleagues he can readily recommend should you have such an inquiry.

 

Craig has but one passion and that is to instruct the fundamentals behind bloodstain pattern analysis.

 

Your newfound knowledge will make you better equipped to handle a complex bloodstained crime scene and in turn effectively manage your time. You will not only correctly gather your new found evidence but minimize your overtime budget.

 

The hallmark of his work as a managerial consultant is to reduce time and monies expended to investigate such scenes.

 

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