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Blood Unit

Forensic Analysis of Blood and Blood Spatter

What does BPA stand for? Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
How can blood be detected at a crime scene? Light sources or Blood Reagent Tests
What chemical is used by crime scene investigators to locate traces of blood (even if cleaned or removed)? Luminol
What is a chemical process that is used for blood enhancement and makes the blood visible for photography and analysis? Levco Crystal Violet (LCV)
What is a chemical capable of detecting latent or old blood and is similar to luminol? Fluorescein
Bloodstains created from the application of force to the area where blood originated Spatter
What is the place from where the blood spatter came from or originated? Origin or Source
The angle at which a blood droplet strikes a surface Angle of Impact
What is a droplet from which a satellite spatter originates? Parent Drop
Small drops of blood that break off from the parent spatter when the blood droplet hits a surface Satellite Spatters
What are the pointed edges of a stain that radiate out from the spatter? Spines
What are patterns created from the force of gravity? Passive Bloodstains
What are patterns that occur when a force is applied to the source of blood? Projected Bloodstains
What are patterns that are created when a wet, bloody object comes in contact with a target surface? Transfer or Contact Bloodstain
Created by: CHSRThompson