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Small Bloodstains on Textiles - What Can They Tell Us? (Webinar)
September 12, 2018
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence
City: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Country: Satellite/Web Based
Event Site: Online
This webinar will explore the interaction of blood with the multiple structures that occur within a simple textile and how these structures affect small bloodstains.

One of the most common materials collected from violent scenes and examined by forensic scientists are textiles.

Often they are bloodied, and, if the stain is a large saturation stain, the pattern can often provide evidence about what happened and how.

However, for small bloodstains, there is no reliable means to interpret which events could have led to creating these stains on textiles, such as clothing, upholstery, bed linens, curtains, and so forth.

If a similar event deposits blood onto non-porous materials, the bloodstain pattern analyst can often ascertain what type of event(s) is(are) consistent with the bloodstain pattern.

In this webinar, we will explore each of these factors and show how they affect the resulting stains.
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