Anna M. Cox of Cox Forensic Consulting and Training, LLC has worked in the field of forensics for over twenty (20) years. She began her career as a volunteer autopsy technician for the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office in January of 2000. In July of 2000, Anna was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Section as a Forensic Science Specialist. She began her bloodstain pattern training in June 2001. Prior to leaving the sheriff’s office to start Cox Forensic Consulting and Training, Anna was the primary bloodstain pattern analyst at the sheriff’s office and was often requested by other agencies in the State of Florida to perform bloodstain pattern documentation and analysis under mutual aid. Anna also specializes in chemical enhancement of latent and blood patterns.
Anna earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA where her coursework included Biology, Chemistry, Physics and their laboratory components. She has a Certificate in Crime Scene Technology from St. Petersburg Junior College, a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation from University of Florida, and a Master of Forensic Sciences with Specialization in Investigation from National University in San Diego, California. Some of Anna’s advanced graduate coursework included Forensic Analysis of DNA, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Medicine I and II, Law and Criminal Procedures, Forensic Photography and Fingerprint Analysis.
Anna has consulted on hundreds of violent crime and homicide cases in five states and in federal and military jurisdictions. She has testified as an expert in many of the jurisdictions. She is a member of the International Association of Identification, the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and a grant peer reviewer for the United States Department of Justice.
Anna has instructed coursework in basic and advanced bloodstain pattern analysis, proper homicide processing techniques, and/or chemical enhancement of latent and blood patterns for law enforcement agencies, universities, attorney offices, and professional associations.