Bloodstain Photography

Christopher Duncan


The photographic documentation of bloodstain evidence can be problematic for both the photographer and the examiner trying to interpret patterns from a scene they may not have visited. The documentation of bloodstains is typically hindered by incomplete scene photography, various lighting problems, and perspective issues. By understanding some of the pitfalls in quality scene photography, investigators can better present bloodstain evidence in court and assist investigators who may be called upon to interpret stains found at a scene

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