Blood Is Thicker Than Water: An Overview of Blood Spatter Analysis
As Dexter and CSI fans and most other people know, a crime scene may involve several of the following:
--blood droplets of various shapes and sizes
--blood sprays, spurts, and splashes
--blood flows, pools, and transfers
Blood spatter analysis uses this blood to recreate a crime and pursue a guilty verdict for the criminal and justice for the victim.
So where did this relatively new area of forensics come from? How does a person become a blood spatter analyst? What does a blood spatter analyst do? And perhaps most importantly, how can blood evidence help solve a criminal case and result in a courtroom verdict?
This affordable little eBook answers these questions, and more!
It's great for Dexter or CSI fans, crime buffs, and home schoolers.
This book is approximately 7,000 words---perfect for reading on your computer, android phone, e-reader, or other electronic device. That means you can read it and learn something new, no matter where you are. Short enough to be read in 1 or 2 lunch breaks, this ebook delivers a fascinating overview of a compelling subject. Now instead of just wasting time, you can spend your lunch break learning something new—with this Lunch Break book!
“SPURTING (also called arterial spurting) occurs during an attack that yields medium- or high-velocity bloodstains, when a victim’s arteries are severed or otherwise damaged. If the damaged arteries are close to the skin, the victim bleeds quickly and blood spurts from wounds, each spurt occurring with a beat or pump of the heart. A large amount of blood is projected, leaving a distinctive arched bloodstain pattern. As the victim bleeds profusely, his or her blood pressure declines and the spurting becomes less intense; therefore, spurting bloodstains vary in size, becoming smaller and projected shorter distances. This spatter is typically seen on a vertical surface, such as a wall, in arch-like shapes of decreasing sizes. As noted earlier, arterial blood is rich in oxygen and has a bright red color.”
- KAW Publishing, September 2012
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