Did You Know? Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Is an Intricate Science
It’s probably not a topic most people like to think too much about, but bloodstain pattern analysis can be a crucial component of criminal investigations. Because blood behaves according to biological, chemical, and physics principles, analyzing the location, patterns, and shapes of blood found at crime scenes. Studying the blood found at a scene can result in powerful evidence that can help prove a defendant’s guilt or innocence.
Would you believe trained professionals can tell the difference between drops of blood left by a person with a bloody nose and those left by a bloody cough? They can also easily distinguish between blood that came from a stab wound and that from a gunshot wound.
While there is an art to bloodstain pattern analysis, it is a science that involves mathematical and scientific equations.
An experienced, observant analyst can determine:
What weapon caused the injury or death
How the victim and the attacker were positioned relative to one another
How many people were present at the time
What type of injury was caused
What happened after the injury or death
We have been called for our analysis and advice about Bloodstain Pattern Analysis by a variety of clients, from East Coast attorneys to West Coast television studios. In one recent case, Graves Investigations was hired to support a murder case in Lexington County, South Carolina, in which we were able to confirm a defendant’s guilt. On our client’s request, Kerry Graves went into the home where the murder occurred to observe and analyze the bloodstain patterns that were left after the crime occurred.
It is just good common sense to hire someone who has a scientific degree in Forensic Biology to best understand the inner workings of blood. Unfortunately, many so-called “bloodstain analysts” do not have any scientific degrees; their lack of advanced training could do harm to your case.
You can trust your investigative and protective needs to us. We get it right, every time. Kerry Graves, company founder, is a licensed Private Investigator, Forensic Criminologist, Forensic Biologist, Certified Forensic Interviewer, Personal Protection Specialist, and Child Welfare expert. For more information about how Kerry and his team can help you, contact us today at 1-800-683-2173.
You can entrust your investigative and protective needs to us. We get it right, every time.
For more information about how we can help you, contact us today at 1.800.683.2173.