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Blood Spatter Analysis

Blood Spatter Analysis

Many patterns that appear at crime scenes are useful for reconstruction. In some of the cases, these patterns can be “collected” only by documentation; that is, they cannot be “packaged” and taken back to the crime lab. If these patterns are interpreted properly, they can provide information about the events and can often times be more reliable than witnesses.

 

Blood spatter is probably the most common type of reconstruction pattern. Blood spatter pattern interpretation is something of a subspecialty in forensic science.

We can have some fun in the lab by looking at patterns using “fake blood” from the halloween section of your local shop.

All the activities here were completed using Wilkinsons fake blood which works well and has a good viscosity.

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