Blood Spatter & Analysis
by: Tatiana Zelenaia
How is blood useful/important in Forensics?:
The OJ Simpson Case:
List of evidence:
-crime scene blood
-bloody shoe prints
-crime scene hairs and fibers
This is a lot of blood evidence to look through so you can imagine that blood is what won the case and proved Simpson to be guilty.
Sam Sheppard Case:
- The very first case involving modern study of blood stains was in 1895.
- There is a difference between blood spatter patterns, blood drip stains, and blood transfer patterns.
- The surface where the blood lands can have a tremendous impact on the interpretation of the blood spatter.
- A human must lose approximately 40% of his or her total blood volume before they are at risk for death from blood loss.