When an investigator encounters a cast-off pattern at a crime scene, they can usually get a sense of the general location and orientation of the swing which created the pattern. This is very difficult to document and almost impossible to demonstrate to others who have not attended the scene.
This research is about trying to find a way to capture that piece of the scene in a way that will let investigators communicate it to others. The article, titled Visualization of Cast-off Patterns Using 3D Modelling Software, was published in the Fall 2011 issue of the Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.
The abstract of the paper is on our Bloodstain Research page, and the article and supplemental material are also available for download.
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