Whitewater forensics crack the case with blood spatter

0
249

The Wildcats are ready to crack the case. Forensics and Criminal Investigation students at Whitewater High have been learning how to analyze blood spatter at a crime scene.

Third year students in Scott Schmitt’s Intro to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Pathway were provided with simulated blood and tasked with conducting a series of labs to make measurements and observations of the characteristics of blood drops.

The labs helped them be able to identify a parent drop, a satellite drop, and spines on drops. They learned to investigate the effect height, motion, and angle of impact have on blood spatter. Altogether, they could examine the blood drops at a crime scene to determine the direction of travel, along with the velocity, at which the blood droplet left its origin.

— Provided by the Fayette County School System.