Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction.
1. Introduction.
2. The American founding father of bloodstain pattern evidence, The Kirk years.
3. Understanding blood behavior.
4. Trigonometry in bloodstain pattern evidence, math use in question.
Section II. Case applications.
5. Timing is everything.
6. The Alexander Lindsay second inquiry.
7. Who was the shooter?.
8. Traffic salutations in America.
9. The body on the porch.
10. Lil' ol' guy who woke up dead.
11. Self-defense staging homicide by gunshot.
12. Crime scene artwork, staged assault.
13. Curiosity caught the murderer.
14. Informant execution.
15. Lack of the crime lab involvement.
16. On duty officer involved shooting.
17. Three down and still missed intended victim.
18. Perfect stories.
19. Family elimination.
20. A tragedy of errors homicide.
21. The accomplice wouldn't plea.
22. Magic bullet in alleged drive-by shooting.
23. Perry Mason is a myth.
24. Hidden face, blunt force assault.
25. Body in the bathtub.
Section III. Bloodstain pattern evidence interactions with other forensic disciplines.
26. Bloodstain pattern evidence and law enforcement.
27. The forensic crime lab and bloodstain pattern evidence.
28. DNA and bloodstain pattern evidence.
29. Pathology and bloodstain pattern evidence : the predominant good, occasional bad, and rare ugly.
30. Bloodstain pattern evidence and the Law.
Section IV. Experience with training in bloodstain pattern evidence.
31. Preparations for bloodstain pattern workshops.
32. Spatter group exercises.
33. Exercises with groups other than spatters (nonspatter groups).
34. Special projects, practical exams, and mock crime scenes.
Section V. The future of bloodstain pattern evidence.
35. Research in bloodstain pattern evidence.
36. Summation.
Appendix A. Flow diagram.
Appendix B. An objective approach to spatter classification based on SAADD.
Appendix C. Spatter classification table.
Appendix D. Twenty-fie bloodspatters to practice measuring.
Appendix E. Tips on sequencing pattern categories.
Appendix F. Some random values for future research --Appendix G. Glossary-- Appendix H. List of abbreviations. In Bloodstain Pattern Evidence, the concepts introduced in the author's first book, Blood Dynamics, are updated and applied to provide essential answers in the resolution of actual crimes. The book is accessible to all levels of investigators, regardless of academic background, and allows readers to develop a fundamental understanding of the underlying scientific principles behind bloodstain pattern evidence. Bloodstain Pattern Evidence builds on the fundamental ideas brought about by an understanding of Non-Newtonian dynamics, and illustrates through case work the practical forensic science.