Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Video Collection

HIGH SPEED DIGITAL VIDEO ANALYSIS OF BLOODSTAIN PATTERN 
FORMATION FROM COMMON BLOODLETTING MECHANISMS
 

Over 500 video clips were made of blood spatter experiments that are typically performed by individuals attending a basic bloodstain pattern analysis course.  The videos were made possible through a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant administered by the Midwest Forensic Resource Centre (MFRC) in Ames, Iowa.  The principal investigators were Terry Laber, Bart Epstein, and Dr. Michael Taylor.  Highlights of this research are available for download on this site.  It is hoped that these video clips will be helpful to practitioners, instructors and researchers in the field. 

It is highly recommended that the videos be viewed using the Photon Fastcam Video Viewer program (PFV).  This program is provided for download also.  Instructions for the installation and use of the PFV Viewer follow.  The videos may be viewed with other viewer programs such as Windows Media Player; however, the viewing quality cannot be guaranteed.  

The video clips in this collection may be used in whatever context is useful.  The MFRC should be acknowledged along with the authors in any presentation that includes these videos.  The authors would be pleased to provide additional information about the experiments featured on this DVD if it is required.  Queries may be addressed to michael.taylor@esr.cri.nz

T. L. Laber
B. P. Epstein
M. C. Taylor

December 2007 

 

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