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NCJ Number: 91473 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Serology - Analysis of Bloodstains and Body Fluid Stains (From Forensic Sciences, Chapter 29, 1981, Cyril H Wecht, ed. - See NCJ-91467)
Author(s): R E Gaensslen; F R Camp
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter outlines the scope and applications of forensic serology, describes the analysis of bloodstains and body fluid stains, and details identification procedures.
Abstract: Following a general discussion of forensic serology and immunology, the characteristics of blood are described. Specific techniques of identifying bloodstains are then delineated for determining the presence of blood, identifying menstrual blood, and ascertaining the species of origin. Considerations for typing blood stains involve understanding the individualizing characteristics of blood and the application of bloodstain typing to casework. A survey of genetic marker systems is provided, according to which description and bloodstain typing is performed. Body fluid examination and typing concerns principally semen and saliva. The concluding discussion raises issues of collecting and handling evidence and of the forensic serologist as an expert witness. Tabular data and over 100 footnotes are provided.
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis; Expert witnesses
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