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Laura G Pettler

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Occupation  Forensic Criminologist
Name  Laura Pettler
Laura G. Pettler
Nationality  United States of America
Known for  Inventor of Kaleidoscope CSRS; Vice-President of AISOCC

Dr. Laura G. Pettler is an American forensic criminologist, author, and crime scene reconstruction specialist. Dr. Pettler holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in public safety specializing in criminal justice where she focused on forensic criminology and specifically on the study of intimate partner violence and crime scene staging behavior. She also completed a Master of Science degree in criminal justice with a focus on death investigation, forensic psychology, and aspects of forensic science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in preprofessional psychology. Dr. Pettler is accredited as an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Senior Crime Scene analyst, former chairwoman of the IAI’s Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee, and current member of the IAI's crime scene subcommittee. In addition, she is Vice-President of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases, or AISOCC, a non-profit organization that provides specialist input to assist with cold cases.



  • Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases: The first book in the world on crime scene staging provides a structured methodology to identify, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate evidence at staged crime scenes. It is an important consideration in crime reconstruction at many scenes, knowledge that is often lacking among crime scene investigators.
  • Kaleidoscope Crime Scene Reconstruction System

    Dr. Pettler is the inventor of the Kaleidoscope Crime Scene Reconstruction System, or Kaleidoscope System in short. According to the Evidence Technology Magazine, it is recognized as the most versatile and comprehensive system in the world to examine bullet trajectories and bloodstain evidence along with other key pieces of physical evidence. There are six kits in the Kaleidoscope System, three for analysis of bullet trajectories, two for analysis of bloodstain impact patterns, and one crime scene reconstruction kit.


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