Blood and Bodily Fluids
Study Assesses the Accuracy and Reproducibility of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Black box study of bloodstain pattern analysts finds contrasting conclusions due to terminology; highlights importance of establishing consensus standards.
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Can Forensic Science be Trusted?
Federal judge overturns Rodriguez death sentence, orders new penalty phase of trial
New method to detect and visualise sperm cells recovered from forensic evidence
Statistical Methods for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Presenter: Hal Stern. Offered by CSAFE, on June 14, 2021. Recording and materials are available.
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Study on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Finds ‘Conclusions Were Often Erroneous’
The Forensic Microbiome: The Invisible Traces We Leave Behind
New Blood Analyzer Tells Human from Animal Samples on the Spot
Blood Forensics Puzzle Cracked via Fluid Mechanical Principles
Is there a test for saliva?
Attorneys have asked me whether labs test for saliva, particularly in sexual assault cases. Dr. Maher “Max” Noureddine wrote the Forensic Tests for Saliva: What you should know post for this blog in 2011. His informative post explains how forensic tests for saliva work, including limitations of these tests. He discusses the RSID-Saliva test which …
OSAC Registry Approved Standards
Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Evidence (OSAC) is developing documentary standards for each forensic discipline. Standards under consideration as well as approved standards are available in the OSAC Registry.
Forensics on Trial: America’s First Blood Test Expert
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board Documents
The AAFS Standards Board develops documentary standards for forensics through a consensus process, involving participation by all directly and materially affected persons. Standards are being developed for each forensic discipline. The standards that have been published are available on the ASB website.
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