Bloodstain experts routinely carry out interpretation of bloodstain patterns at scenes of violent crime and on items of clothing taken from suspects or victims. A forensic blood pattern analysis expert is often able to determine the most likely mechanisms by which bloodstains were formed. For example, a forceful blow to an area of wet blood can produce small blood spots and splashes (referred to as 'spatter' by scientists and 'splatter' by laymen) and will differ from blood transferred to a surface by direct contact with another surface. Our bloodstain experts can examine witness statements and CCTV footage and help to determine if a person has been active in an assault.
Blood stain pattern analysis and expertise has become a sophisticated science supported by experimentation which has shown that some violent actions do not produce the blood distribution that one might expect. The extensive case experience of our blood pattern experts and the research they have carried out allows accurate conclusions to be formed regarding the significance of bloodstain patterns.