Engineer Working to Put More Science Behind BPAThursday, April 18, 2013
Iowa State University
Michael Peterson New Trial - Bloodstain EvidenceTuesday, August 27, 2013
The newly discovered evidence concerned, among other things, Agent Deaver's representations regarding the number of cases involving bloodstain analysis in which he had participated, the number of reports he had written in cases involving bloodstain...
20 Years of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in OntarioSaturday, March 22, 2014
This year is a notable anniversary for bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) in Ontario. According to OPP, there was no training available in Canada for this particular field of forensics until provincial police decided in 1993 to launch a specialized program
BPA in the Oscar Pistorius TrialSaturday, March 22, 2014
Pretoria - Wounds to Reeva Steenkamp's head and right arm would have caused arterial spurting and a trail of blood in Oscar Pistorius's house after he shot her, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday.
Bloodstain Expert Offers Insight Into Victims PlacementMonday, November 19, 2012
As testimony in the murder trial of Jack Hale entered its third week, jurors had the opportunity to hear from a bloodstain pattern analyst whose expertise helped identify where the victim was likely standing on..........
Blood spatter links Velez to Hudson slay victimsThursday, October 25, 2012
Based on a blood spatter pattern on the jeans Idelfonso Velez wore the night Trisha Bennett and Angel Ortiz were murdered, a chemist told jurors Velez was likely near the victims when they were murdered.
The Undetermined Death of Jessie GarwoodSaturday, October 20, 2012
A Winnipeg man who has spent years investigating his mother's death says he has solid evidence that her death was a homicide and not the accident police claim it was. "My mother's death was no accident," Jim Garwood said in an interview with CBC News.
A New Look at Bloodstains is Changing ForensicsSaturday, October 20, 2012
Dr. Silke Brodbeck heads Germany's only institute specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis. Brodbeck thinks that insights into the field of blood stain analysis could force closed murder cases to reopen.
Blood Found in Durant's BasementThursday, October 25, 2012
Based on the size of the droplets, Patrick Laturnus testified the blood stains were indicative of spatter, which meant the blood was airborne before hitting the stairs and not the result of transfer from one object to another.
Investigator: Conroe police sergent was behind RiosSunday, July 13, 2014
A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigator, who performed analysis on the blood stain pattern from Conroe PD Sgt. Jason Blackwelder’s clothes...
Study Finds Bloodstain BiasTuesday, August 5, 2014
Physicists Are Sciencing the Shit Out of Gunshot Blood SpatterFriday, August 5, 2016
That's where physicists can help, because so little is known about the precise physics of how blood behaves under various circumstances-plus the same patterns can be produced in different ways.
Christie Blatchford: Professionalism at Garland trial can’t blunt horrors of what happened in Liknes homeThursday, February 9, 2017
The calm professionalism of the Calgary Police officers who have testified here didn’t do it, nor the neutral language employed by the scientists, nor the business-like euphemisms used by the analysts.
Quantitative Differentiation of Bloodstain Patterns Resulting from Gunshot and Blunt Force ImpactsFriday, February 10, 2017
In this work, we develop a quantitative methodology using digital image analysis techniques to differentiate impact bloodstain patterns.
Colorado Supreme Court Decisions Could Make It Tougher for Cops to TestifyFriday, February 10, 2017
Rulings from the Colorado Supreme Court in unrelated cases this week could make it more difficult for police officers to testify about bloodstain pattern evidence in criminal trials.
CLAIRMONT: Blood patterns on that pickup truck may tell a grim storySaturday, March 5, 2016
Sgt. Robert Jones, a blood stain pattern analyst with the Waterloo Regional Police Service, interpreted the story of Tim's blood on his own Dodge Ram diesel pickup.
Mistrial Denied in Jessica Alinsky Homicide CaseSaturday, February 20, 2016
Reynolds voiced to state police Trooper John Corrigan concerns over the investigator’s findings in his Nov. 25, 2013 report on the Alinsky case, specifically conclusions that were “flawed and not supported by scientific principles.”
BPA under review - Tasmania, AustraliaTuesday, November 25, 2014
R. v. Susan Neill-Fraser
The Real CSI - Finding Answers in Blood Spatter PatternsTuesday, November 25, 2014
Queensland, Australia
BPA - Codes of Conduct and Practice (United Kingdom)Wednesday, December 16, 2015
This appendix provides further explanation of some of the requirements of bloodstain pattern analysis. This document specifically relates to the classification and identification of bloodstain patterns at crime scenes and in the laboratory.
Lack Of DNA, Fingerprint Testing At Murder Crime Scene QuestionedTuesday, March 28, 2017
Barbara J. Redeye’s defense team is hoping a startling lack of DNA and fingerprint testing — including on an alleged murder weapon — will put the kibosh on a potential guilty verdict.