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About Us

Based in Greensboro, NC; Kerry Graves specializes in private investigation and security services for all types of situations and organizations, small or large.

He is also the regional director for TKMS (Tae Kuk Mu Sul), a world-wide martial arts organization.

Kerry routinely trains with law enforcement and security professionals to keep his skills sharp and honed.

His expertise spans a wide variety of fields and specialties, you can count on him to the get the job done right; as cost effectively as possible.

If you are looking for a private investigator that has proven real world experience and an excellent investigative track record, look no further than Graves-Wiley IT Security & Investigative Associates, LLC.

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Forensics & Blood Stain Pattern Analysis

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Because we have four investigators on staff with criminal justice degrees, we are able to offer a full array of private investigation services, from marital infidelity and domestic violence investigations to Worker's Comp and insurance fraud. We also provide specialized services as required by our clients; for example, as a certified bloodstain pattern analyst, Kerry Graves, MSW, ABD offers criminal defense attorneys and their clients a significant advantage in crafting their defense, serving as a reliable, professional expert witness.

Bloodstain pattern interpretation is a valuable forensic tool in criminal investigations, helping determine the position of a victim and movement of a victim or suspect after the crime. By analyzing the pattern and distribution of blood spatters and bloodstains, trained forensic bloodstain analysts like Kerry Graves, MSW, ABD can help reconstruct the physical events in a crime scene.

Bloodstain and blood spatter pattern analysis can reveal:

  • the series of events during a violent crime,
  • the movements of victim and suspect during and after the crime,
  • the number of wounds the victim likely suffered,
  • the type of weapon used to inflict the injury or death,
  • and other valuable details.

If you are a criminal defense attorney, and you need a reliable, experienced resource to analyze the blood spatter and bloodstain patterns for a criminal defense case you're working on, please give Graves-Wiley a call today at 1-800-683-2173.

At Graves-Wiley, we know that the blood spatter patterns and bloodstains are not the only factor in determining your client's guilt or innocence. Crime scene diagrams, responding officer's notes, firearms or other weapons recovered, autopsies, and crime scene photographs all play an important role in your client's defense. We take an intelligent, detailed approach to our work, helping you determine if bloodstain or blood spatter pattern analysis is the right tool in your criminal defense toolbox.

We know our way around crime scenes, and we'll work carefully to:
  • take photographs,
  • collect samples,
  • write comprehensive report of our findings, and
  • testify in court.

Kerry Graves is a certified member of the International Association of BloodStain Pattern Analysis (IABPA) and the International Association of Identification (IAI). Kerry also taught Forensics for 2 years at the University level. Also, working with Graves-Wiley is one of the ONLY Senior Crime Analyst within the Private Investigations Industry in North Carolina.

Certificate in BloodStain Pattern Analysis (September 2011)

Advanced BloodStain Pattern Analysis (September 2012)
  • Taught by Herbert L. MacDonnell (Inventor of the Magna Brush and Father of BloodStain Pattern Analysis and Pioneer of Modern Forensic Science)
  • Taught by Dr. Laura Pettler, owner of Carolina Forensics, Waxhaw, NC
  • Taught by Anita Zannin, Owner of AZ Forensics in Syracuse, NY
  • Taught by Former NYPD Homicide Detective John Cantone
    • Certified Crime Scene Investigator
    • Instructor of Crime Scene Management course at the University level
  • Taught by Officer Ricky Kilian, Senior Crime Scene Investigator with the Davidson County, NC Sheriff's Department

For more information on Blood Stain Pattern Analysis and Crime Scene Forensics & DNA Analysis, please visit www.GravesForensics.com.

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