Competitors will determine a point of origin for a bloodstain using direction, angle of impact, trajectory, and stringing. The event will be timed and evaluated according to event guidelines. The purpose of Blood Spatter Analysis event is to encourage criminal justice students to demonstrate their ability to properly analyze blood stain patterns based on source, direction, angle of impact, and trajectory.
Competitors shall wear one of the following uniform types; a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol (no duty belt), lab coats (matching; slacks, shirt, shoes (no tennis shoes unless solid black) ), or matching jumpsuits/ Tyvek suits.
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(no phones or tablets may be used as a calculator)
Mock crime scene with significant blood spatter pattern. Classroom or flex area large enough to accommodate competitors and crime scene.
This is the Official Scorecard for the event Blood Spatter Analysis.
|Blood Spatter Analysis|
|Point Based||Highest Score Wins|
|Designated Team Leader||0||1|
|Team Leader Delegated Responsibilities To Other Team Members||0||5|
|Each Team Member Understood Their Delegated Responsibility||0||5|
|Worked Smoothly As A Team||0||5|
Point of Origin
|Droplet #1 Stringing/ Lasering Was Completed With Proper Technique||0||5|
|Droplet #1 Angle Of Impact Calculated Correctly||0||1|
|Droplet #1 Directionality Properly Determined||0||1|
|Droplet #2 Stringing/ Lasering Was Completed With Proper Technique||0||5|
|Droplet #2 Angle Of Impact Calculated Correctly||0||1|
|Droplet #2 Directionality Properly Determined||0||1|
|Droplet #3 Stringing/ Lasering Was Completed With Proper Technique||0||5|
|Droplet #3 Angle Of Impact Calculated Correctly||0||1|
|Droplet #3 Directionality Properly Determined||0||1|
|Point Of Origin Correctly Identified within acceptable standard deviation||0||1|
Safety and Work Area
|Work Area Returned To Pre Arrival Conditions||0||1|
|Trash Properly Disposed Of||0||1|
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