Working on the premise that an understanding of the dynamics of a bloodletting event is critical to the sound interpretation of the resultant bloodstain pattern, a set of over 500 individual high speed digital video clips of common bloodletting mechanisms has been assembled. These include single blood drop formation, impact spatter, gunshot spatter, expiration, cast-off, projected and contact blood staining. These video sequences were evaluated to better understand the basic dynamics of bloodletting events. This set of high speed video sequences is available for distribution to the forensic science community via the Midwest Forensics Resource Center (MFRC) website. It is hoped that the outcome will be a significant contribution to the strengthening of the science underpinning bloodstain pattern analysis.
High Speed Digital Video Analysis of Bloodstain Pattern Formation From Common Bloodletting Mechanisms
Laber, T. L.; Epstein, B. P.; Taylor, M.C. High Speed Digital Video Analysis of Bloodstain Pattern Formation From Common Bloodletting Mechanisms. IABPA News, 2008, 24(2), 4-12.