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NCJ Number: 228198 Find in a Library
Title: Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Recommended Terminology
Corporate Author: Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN)
United States of America
Date Published: April 2009
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN)
Quantico, VA
US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Quantico, VA 22135
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Laboratory Branch
2501 Investigation Parkway
Quantico, VA 22135
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Dictionary
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN) presents a list of recommended defined terms for use in bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA), based on a review of terminology in use across the BPA field.
Abstract: The 37 defined BPA terms presented are intended for use when teaching, discussing, writing, or testifying on BPA. The SWGSTAIN is composed of BPA experts from North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. This working group provides a professional forum in which practitioners in BPA and related fields can discuss and evaluate methods, techniques, protocols, quality assurance, education, and research related to BPA. The working group’s ultimate goal is to use these professional exchanges to address substantive and operational issues within the BPA field and to build consensus-based, or “best practice," guidelines for the enhancement of the BPA discipline.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Blood stains; Blood/body fluid analysis; Forensic sciences; Standards
Note: From Forensic Science Communications, V 11, N 2, April 2009; downloaded September 1, 2009.
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