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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee

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The 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

 

Officers

Holly Latham, Subcommittee Chair, Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Jeff Gurvis, Subcommittee Vice Chair, National Forensic Support Laboratory 

Celestina Rossi, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Members

David Baldwin, Special Technologies Laboratory, USDOE

Nicole Blackwell, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory

Todd Crosby, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Cristina Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Crime Laboratory

Rebecca Hooks, Illinois State Police

Catherine Knutson, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (Quality Task Group member)

Stephen Michielsen, Ph.D., RMIT University

Kate Philpott, Self-employed (Legal Task Group member)

Susan Rinehart, Los Angeles Police Department

Lauren Sautkulis, San Diego Sheriff's Regional Crime Laboratory

LeeAnn Singley, Grayson Singley Associates, LLC

Haonan Wang, Ph.D., Colorado State University (Statistics Task Group member)

Kevin Winer, Kansas City (Missouri) Police Crime Laboratory

Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC, Noslow Forensic Consultations, LLC

Standards

Published by an SDO

Sent to an SDO

  • Standards for Developing Standard Operating Procedures in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
  • Standard for Proficiency Testing in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.

Under Development

  • 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.

Other Work Products

Process Maps

Research & Development Needs

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

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.

Created July 11, 2014, Updated April 13, 2021