Bloodstain Pattern Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the scientific detection and analysis of bloodstain patterns present at crime scenes and on associated evidence.
Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products
Holly Latham, Subcommittee Chair, Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Susan Rinehart, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Los Angeles Police Department
Celestina Rossi, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
David Baldwin, Special Technologies Laboratory, USDOE
Nicole Blackwell, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory
Todd Crosby, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
David Garber, Chula Vista Police Department
Cristina Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Crime Laboratory
Thomas Griffin, Griffin Forensic
Rebecca Hooks, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Command
Catherine Knutson, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension ( Quality Task Group member)
Kate Philpott, VCU and self-employed ( Legal Task Group member)
Lauren Sautkulis, San Diego Sheriff's Regional Crime Laboratory
Jason Simser, State of Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Forensic Science Laboratory
Peter Valentin, University of New Haven
Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC, Noslow Forensic Consultations, LLC Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)
ANSI/ASB Standard 030, . Standard for a Quality Assurance Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 031, . Standards for Report Writing in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition, 2020
ANSI/ASB Standard 032, . Standards for a Bloodstain Analyst's Training Program, First Edition, 2020
ASB Technical Report 033, Terms and Definitions in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition, 2017
ANSI/ASB Standard 072, . Standard for the Validation of Procedures in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition, 2019 Sent to an SDO
Standards for Developing Standard Operating Procedures in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
Standard for Proficiency Testing in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
Standard for Technical Review of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Reports.
Standard for a Certification Program for Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.
Standard for Classifying Bloodstain Patterns.
Standard for Reporting Reconstruction Conclusions in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
Standard for Determining Area of Convergence and Area of Origin.
Standard for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Methodology.
Standard for a Mentorship Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
Standard for Documenting Bloodstains and Bloodstain Patterns at Scenes.
Research & Development Needs
Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos
OSAC Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee Update, International Association for Identification (IAI) Conference, August 2021.
OSAC Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee Update, IAI Conference, August 2019.
OSAC Priority Action Report, Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction Annual Training Conference, February 2019.
OSAC Priority Action Report, International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) Annual Training Conference, October 2018.
OSAC Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee Update, IAI Conference, August 2018. Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References
These documents may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright.
Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.