Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Terminology


Projected Pattern
A bloodstain pattern resulting from the ejection of a volume of blood under pressure.
Bloodstain Example - Projected Pattern
Bloodstain Example - Projected Pattern


This projected pattern was generated by taking blood in a syringe and projecting it near-parallel to the target surface. This was done four times with varying pressure from approximately the same location.

This example shows the result of a stationary blood source releasing blood under pressure.

Alternate Terminology

Bevel & GardnerClosest to Spatter Family - Linear - (Arterial) Spurt
James, Kish & SuttonClosest to Spatter - Projected Mechanism - Arterial Spurt/Gush Spray
WonderClosest to Spatter - Arterial - (Breach)
Old IABPAProjected Blood Pattern