Title

Blood Spatter: A Unique Investigation Tool

Date

5-28-2015 1:00 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:40 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Blood spatter analysis includes examining the size, shape, location, and distribution pattern of blood stains to provide an interpretation of the origin of the physical events. Various detection tools are used to determine the source and location of the blood spatter such as the use of luminol, the stringing method, and the extraction of DNA from blood swab samples. The current methods can be time consuming, so are there ways to reduce the time spent on evaluating crime scenes? New technology and research is being developed to reduce time spent analyzing crime scenes and increase efficiency of such methods. Possible new investigative techniques include calculating point of origin of blood spatter using laser scanning technology and development of a molecular method to correlate bloodstains with wound sites for easier crime scene reconstruction.

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Blood Spatter: A Unique Investigation Tool

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Blood spatter analysis includes examining the size, shape, location, and distribution pattern of blood stains to provide an interpretation of the origin of the physical events. Various detection tools are used to determine the source and location of the blood spatter such as the use of luminol, the stringing method, and the extraction of DNA from blood swab samples. The current methods can be time consuming, so are there ways to reduce the time spent on evaluating crime scenes? New technology and research is being developed to reduce time spent analyzing crime scenes and increase efficiency of such methods. Possible new investigative techniques include calculating point of origin of blood spatter using laser scanning technology and development of a molecular method to correlate bloodstains with wound sites for easier crime scene reconstruction.