Stuart H. James | Historian
Stuart H. James is a graduate of Hobart College where he received a BA degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1962. He received his MT(ASCP) in Medical Technology from St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona in 1963. Graduate courses completed at Elmira College include Homicide Investigation, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Forensic Microscopy. He has completed more than 400 hours of continuing education and training in Death Investigation and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. A former Crime Laboratory supervisor in Binghamton, New York, he has been a private consultant since 1981.
Mr. James has instructed in Forensic Science at the State University of New York and Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York. Additionally, he has lectured on the subjects of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Forensic Science throughout the country and abroad including the Tampa, Florida Police Academy, the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. in Pontiac, Michigan, the Nova Southeastern University Law School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , the University of Miami Law School in Coral Gables, Florida, the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, the Henry C. Lee Institute at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Canada, the Politie LSOP Institute for Criminal Investigation and Crime Science in Zutphen, The Netherlands, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the London Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom and the Western Australian Police in Perth, Australia.
He has been consulted on homicide cases in 47 States and the District of Columbia as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the US Virgin Islands and has provided expert testimony in many of these jurisdictions in state, federal and military courts.
Mr. James is a co-author of the text entitled, Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes and has contributed to other forensic texts including Introduction to Forensic Science, Practical Fire and Arson Investigation and the Practical Methodology of Forensic Photography. He is also a co-author of the revised Second Edition of Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes and the Editor of Scientific and Legal Applications of Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation both of which were published in 1998. He is a co-editor with Jon J. Nordby of the text entitled Forensic Science – An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques first published in 2002 with the third edition published in 2009. He is also a co-author with Paul Kish and T. Paulette Sutton of the text entitled Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis – Theory and Practice published in 2005. Mr. James is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a distinguished member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) and Historian as well as the current editor of the quarterly Journal of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.