Despite the potential value associated with determining the sequence of events from superimposed bloodstain patterns, no formal assessment of the reliability of current methods was found in the published literature. We present here a study of superimposed spatter/transfer patterns on three different substrate surfaces under conditions where the spatter pattern component consisted of a small, medium and large number of stains. This test was done in the absence of perimeter stain effects.
The Reliability of Current Methods of Sequencing Bloodstain Patterns
Laber, T. L.; Taylor, M. C.; Kish, P. E. The Reliability of Current Methods of Sequencing Bloodstain Patterns. J. Blood. Pat. Analysis, 2014, 30(1), 3-10.