Blood Pattern Analysis - Service
Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA) involves applying a recognized scientific approach to the static consequences that may result from any dynamic blood shedding events. It also includes the interpretation of any findings. The appearance and distribution, including the size, range, shape and spread of any bloodstains on, for example, a victim, a suspect, a weapons, on items of clothing or on objects at the crime scene can assist in interpreting these blood loss events. Blood pattern analysis can also be of great assistance in evaluating the credibility of statements provided by witnesses, victims and suspects.
By applying BPA techniques, educated decisions can be made when assessing the resultant stains for any potential further testing, such as DNA profiling. This approach can assist in reducing the need for multiple stain selection and testing thereby leading to substantial reductions in overall costs and providing a greater depth of interpretation to the case.