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Title: BLOODSTAIN ANALYSIS SYSTEM - PRELIMINARY CRITIQUE ON FINAL REPORT
Author(s): B W GRUNBAUM
Corporate Author: Beckman Instruments, Inc
Advanced Technology Operation
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Aerospace Corporation
Washington, DC 20024
Beckman Instruments, Inc
Anaheim, CA 92806
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: LEAA-025-73; W-67854
Publication Number: FR-2700-101
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT EXPLAINS WHY THE BECKMAN BLOODSTAIN ANALYSIS SYSTEM (BAS), DEVELOPED BY BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS FOR THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION, IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE SYSTEM FOR LEAA. IT INCLUDES TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION OF DATA MISREPRESENTATION, DECEPTIVE USE OF PHOTOS, OTHER UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS, AND CRIME LAB AND FEASIBILITY TEST RESULTS.
Abstract: THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION ACCEPTED FROM BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS A FINAL REPORT ON THE BAS THAT IS UNSCIENTIFIC AND GENERALLY DISHONEST. LEAA GRANTED MONEY FOR WORKSHOPS TO TEACH THE BECKMAN METHODS EVEN BEFORE IT ACCEPTED THE FINAL REPORT AND MADE IT AVAILABLE TO THE FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMUNITY FOR EVALUATION. THE BECKMAN SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS STATED IN THE STATEMENT OF WORK FOR AEROSPACE. ITS BASIC METHODOLOGY DOES NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM CURRENT METHODS. THE 'GIMMICK' OF SIMULTANEOUS ANALYSIS OF EIGHT CONSTITUTENTS ON THREE PLATES IS AN INNOVATION THAT CAN ONLY COMPROMISE AND FURTHER COMPLICATE ALREADY COMPLEX ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES. STATISTICAL DATA AND VARIOUS TEST RESULTS SUPPORT THIS CONTENTION.
Index Term(s): Blood stains; Blood/body fluid analysis; Crime laboratories; Data integrity; Failure factors; Research methods
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