Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27518
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBastide, Belindaen
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Glennen
dc.contributor.authorRenshaw, Adrianen
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T05:16:24Z-
dc.date.available2019-09-12T05:16:24Z-
dc.date.issued2019-09-
dc.identifier.citationForensic Science International, v.302, p. 1-9en
dc.identifier.issn0379-0738en
dc.identifier.issn1872-6283en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27518-
dc.description.abstractBloodstain evidence is an element of crime scene investigation often found at scenes involving violence. Setting fire to the scene is a method sometimes used by offenders of crime in an attempt to conceal evidence. Fire often produces thick soot as a by-product of the combustion and has the potential to cover bloodstain patterns rendering them latent. There is limited published material offering a method of detecting bloodstains hidden beneath dense soot deposits caused by fire. This project employed a modified digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera to investigate the application of reflected infrared photography to detect latent bloodstain evidence beneath varying deposited overlaying soot densities. The potential of this technique was examined by photographing blood samples beneath soot from a scaled fire simulation. A qualitative evaluation was completed by comparing images taken of a series of samples using both reflected infrared and standard visible light photography and corroborated with quantitative image analysis to support the findings. Results indicate that infrared photography can reveal latent bloodstains beneath a dense layer of soot in excess of ρ2.3 (550 nm) density with substantial clarity. The success of this technique is dependent on specific optical and specimen parameters. These parameters include i) the reflective properties of the background surface, ii) the spectral absorption properties of blood and iii) the ability of infrared wavelengths to transmit through the soot layer. Reflected infrared photography may provide crime scene examiners with a specialised field recording method that is easily executed and non-destructive to assist in visualising and locating latent bloodstain patterns beneath dense layers of soot.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofForensic Science Internationalen
dc.titleDetection of latent bloodstains at fire scenes using reflected infrared photographyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.109874en
dc.identifier.pmid31421438en
local.contributor.firstnameBelindaen
local.contributor.firstnameGlennen
local.contributor.firstnameAdrianen
local.subject.for2008160299 Criminology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008190503 Lens-based Practiceen
local.subject.for2008160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practiceen
local.subject.seo2008940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classifieden
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailgporter4@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placeIrelanden
local.identifier.runningnumber109874en
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage9en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume302en
local.contributor.lastnameBastideen
local.contributor.lastnamePorteren
local.contributor.lastnameRenshawen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:gporter4en
local.profile.roleauthoren
local.profile.roleauthoren
local.profile.roleauthoren
local.identifier.unepublicationidune:1959.11/27518en
local.date.onlineversion2019-07-26-
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleDetection of latent bloodstains at fire scenes using reflected infrared photographyen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.search.authorBastide, Belindaen
local.search.authorPorter, Glennen
local.search.authorRenshaw, Adrianen
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Files in This Item:
1 files
File SizeFormat 
Show simple item record
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.