BLOOD PATTERN ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA) and Interpretation
Blood pattern analysis (BPA) is routinely carried out at the scenes of violent crime (murder, rape, etc.) and on clothing and other items (such as weapons) when blood has been shed.
Forensic scientists trained in blood pattern analysis can gain a wealth of information by a detailed study of bloodstain patterns. The distribution, size and shape of bloodstains on a victim, on a suspect, on weapons or at a crime scene can be useful in the interpretation and the reconstruction of the events causing the blood pattern found.
Forensic scientists are interested in blood distribution in cases of assault, for instance in an alleged kicking case; the distribution and nature of blood on footwear is important for the interpretation.
Forensic Access scientists are highly trained and experienced in the detection and interpretation of blood stain patterns, either at a crime scene or in our own quality-accredited, DNA-secure laboratories.
The Forensic Access team of forensic biologists / blood pattern analysis experts have a vast experience of dealing with cases involving blood pattern analysis and their interpretation: at crime scenes, in the laboratory and reporting their conclusions to a Court.