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Andy Maloney, BSc(Hons) [Owner/Software Guy] Andy's LinkedIn Profile

I have been writing software since 1981 and have been a professional software developer since 1995. I earned an honours bachelor of science degree in Computing and Information Science from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Professionally, I have worked in several areas – automated software engineering tools for ancient banking and insurance software, derivatives trading software for European market-makers, and game engine software for the independent game developer.

I have always been interested in providing easy-to-use software to users to save them time, effort, and frustration. I believe that software is there to help the user do their job more efficiently, should hide as much complexity as possible, and that the user should be in control, not the software.

My interest in bloodstain pattern analysis developed through discussions with my brother Kevin. Combining my knowledge of software and usability with his knowledge of bloodstain pattern analysis, we worked together to bring you HemoSpat. I hope our efforts in this area are of benefit to both educators and analysts in the field.

I am an Associate Member of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) and I am a Technical Advisor to the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR). Over the years I have attended several training conferences:

  • IABPA Santa Barbara, CA, USA (2005)
  • IABPA Middleburg, The Netherlands (2006)
  • IABPA Corning, NY, USA (2006)
  • IABPA Zürich, Switzerland (2008)
  • IABPA Boulder, CO, USA (2008)
  • ACSR Monterey, CA, USA (2012)
  • ACSR Atlanta, GA, USA (2013)
  • IABPA San Diego, CA, USA (2013)
  • IABPA Portland, ME, USA (2014)
  • ACSR Oklahoma City, OK, USA (2015)
  • ACSR Clark, NJ, USA (2016)

In addition to attending, I presented talks and workshops at the following training conferences:

  • IABPA Portland, OR, USA (2009) – HemoSpat (workshop)
  • IABPA Lisbon, Portugal (2010) – HemoSpat (workshop)
  • IABPA Atlantic City, NJ, USA (2010) – HemoSpat (workshop)
  • ACSR Jacksonville, FL, USA (2011) – HemoSpat (workshop), Visualization of Linear Cast-off Patterns (talk)
  • IABPA Tucson, AZ, USA (2012) – An Introduction to HemoSpat: Impact Pattern Analysis & Visualization (workshop), Visualization of Cast-off Patterns (talk)
  • IABPA Edinburgh, Scotland (2012) – An Introduction to HemoSpat: Impact Pattern Analysis & Visualisation (workshop), Visualisation of Cast-off Patterns (talk)
  • ACSR Montgomery, TX, USA (2014) – An Introduction to SketchUp for Crime Scenes (workshop)
  • IABPA Fort Worth, TX, USA (2015) – Impact Pattern Analysis & Visualization With HemoSpat (workshop)
  • PNWD-IAI Tulalip, WA, USA (2016) – An Introduction to HemoSpat: Impact Pattern Analysis & Visualization (workshop), (Ab)Using HemoSpat for Shooting Incident Reconstruction (talk)
  • ACSR Black Hawk, CO, USA (2017) – Balthazard’s Ellipse: From Blood to Bullets (talk)

Publications:

  • Maloney, A. Comparing Nearly Identical Images Using “Beyond Compare”. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2013, 63 (2), 153-164.
  • St. Clair, E.; Maloney, A.; Schade, A. An Introduction to Building 3D Crime Scene Models Using SketchUp. Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction. 2012, 18 (4), 29-47.
  • Maloney, A.; Campbell, T.; Killeen, J. Visualization of Cast-off Patterns Using 3D Modelling Software. Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction. 2011, 17 (4), 49-56.
  • Maloney, A.; Nicloux, C.; Maloney, K.; Heron, F. One-Sided Impact Spatter and Area-of-Origin Calculations. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2011, 61 (2), 123-135.
  • Maloney, K.; Killeen, J.; Maloney, A. The Use of HemoSpat To Include Bloodstains Located on Nonorthogonal Surfaces in Area-of-Origin Calculations. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2009, 59 (5), 513-524.


Kevin Maloney, BSc, rmc [Subject Matter Expert]

I served in the Canadian Forces (Army) from 1989 to 1995 during which time I received a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from the Royal Military College of Canada. I left the military in 1995 and went to serve with the Ottawa Police Service. In 2001 I transferred into the Forensic Identification Section where I was introduced to the field of bloodstain pattern analysis.

My formal education in bloodstain pattern analysis has been through the Ontario Police College (OPC), the Canadian Police College (CPC), and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) annual training conferences. I have completed the three core bloodstain analysis courses and lectured at several venues. I was certified in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis upon successful completion of the Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Understudy through the OPC. On the legal side, I have been recognised as an expert witness by the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

I have always had an interest in computers and their application to scientific matters. As a result I co-authored two papers relating to the use of computers and bloodstain analysis. When I recognised the potential of using software in this field I approached my brother for his input. The result of our collaborative effort was HemoSpat.

I am currently a member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA), the Canadian Identification Society (CIS), and the International Association for Identification (IAI). I have also been an ex-officio representative for the IABPA at the FBI’s Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN).

Publications:

  • Maloney, A.; Nicloux, C.; Maloney, K.; Heron, F. One-Sided Impact Spatter and Area-of-Origin Calculations. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2011, 61 (2), 123-135.
  • Maloney, K.; Killeen, J.; Maloney, A. The Use of HemoSpat To Include Bloodstains Located on Nonorthogonal Surfaces in Area-of-Origin Calculations. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2009, 59 (5), 513-524.
  • Carter, A.L.; Illes, M.; Maloney, K.; Yamashita, A.B.; Allen, B.; Brown, B.; Davidson, L.; Ellis, G.; Gallant, J.; Gradkowski, A.; Hignell, J.; Jory, S.; Laturnus, P.L.; Moore, C.C.; Pembroke, R.; Richard, A.; Spenard, R.; Stewart, C. Further Validation of the BackTrackā„¢ Computer Program for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis – Precision and Accuracy. IABPA News, 2005, 21 (3), 15-22.
  • Maloney, K.; Carter, A.L.; Jory, S.; Yamashita, B. Three-Dimensional Representation of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2005, 55 (6), 711-725.
Disclaimer: Kevin is not employed by – nor does he retain any ownership in – FORident Software Inc..