Journal of Forensic Identification

The March/April 2011 issue of the Journal of Forensic Identification contains an article titled One-Sided Impact Spatter and Area-of-Origin Calculations. This is the result of a combined effort of FORident Software, L’Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale in Paris, France, and the Forensic Identification Section of the Ottawa Police Service in Ottawa, Canada.

The purpose of this study was to examine impact patterns where stains from only one side of the pattern were available to determine what information we could generate from them.

The abstract of the paper is available on our new Bloodstain Research page. [We will also make the paper available there if we receive a PDF.]

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free contact us.

HemoSpat IconFORident Software, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, coordinated a validation study of HemoSpat in 2006-2007. The study used the same data which was used for the paper Further Validation of the BackTrack Computer Program for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis – Precision and Accuracy by Carter et al. published in the IABPA News in September 2005. Using the same data allows us the examine of accuracy and reproducibility using HemoSpat with respect to an accepted standard.

HemoSpat Validation Technical Paper