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Blood Spatter Analysis

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Blood Spatter Analysis Brittany Burks
Law & Justice
3rd period
2nd 9 weeks project Job Description Education Needed Special Skills Needed Working Conditions Job Outlook for the future Salary and Benefits Stress level •Like most forensic science technicians, blood stain pattern analysts' primary purpose is the collection and analysis of physical evidence, in this case blood. Specifically, bloodstain pattern analysts examine the location and shape of blood drops, stains, puddles and pools. •good moral character
• high integrity
•good repute
•must possess a high ethical
• professional standing
•Have strong backgrounds in scientific studies. •Potential earnings can range from $30,000 annually to $83,000 per year. The mean salary for all forensic science technicians is around $55,000.
•Exact salary is determined by your degree of expertise, the quality of your transcript and resume, and the location of your employer.
•A first-year blood spatter expert makes an average of $42,000 per year.
•A blood expert with five years of experience can usually expect to make well over $75,000 per year.
•With 10 years of experience or more, you can make anywhere from $85,000 to $160,000 per year. •Often called blood splatter or blood spatter experts, these crime scene technicians are called to often gruesome scenes to gather crucial evidence regarding violent crimes.
•They necessarily spend a lot of time around potentially hazardous body fluids, so exposure is always a danger if proper precautions are not taken.
•The work shift is typically standard, Monday through Friday during traditional business hours. However, blood splatter analysts may be subject to call out and can find themselves working at all hours, any time a crime scene is discovered.
•Most bloodstain analysts work for large metropolitan police departments or state-run crime laboratories. With experience and training, blood splatter experts may be able to find more lucrative work in the private sector working as a contractor or expert witness for private.
oAs technology advances and demand for more accurate criminal investigations increases, the growth potential for blood stain pattern analysts is expected to be high.
oExact numbers are uncertain, but growth across all specializations within the forensic sciences is expected to be near 20 percent through 2018, which is significantly higher than the average rate of 12 percent for other careers.
The level of stress is very high because you have to help the authorities in most case and you are usually dealing with gruesome criminal cases that could affect you for the rest of your life. How Does this benifit the Law and Justice Profession? Bloodstain pattern analysts use their expertise to determine:
•The type of weapon used
•The direction of travel of a victim or suspect
•The trajectory of a projectile
•The number of wounds a victim may have suffered
•How events unfolded during a violent crime The job of a bloodstain patter analyst often includes:
•Responding to crime scenes
•Interacting with bio hazardous material (blood and body fluids)
•Taking photographs
•Collecting samples
•Writing reports
•Testifying in court • Like other forensic science technicians, bloodstain pattern analysts should have strong backgrounds in scientific studies. A bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences is usually required. Blood splatter experts deal with many different academic areas, such as physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry.
• In addition, bloodstain pattern analysts are required to undergo special training. Standardized training in basic analysis has been developed by the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.
• Besides the Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Course, other advanced training and courses are available, and in fact are recommended as analysts become established in their careers. • Schools with a good forensic program:
o Pennsylvania State University
o Syracuse University
o University of California
o Boston University
o Drexel University
o George Washington University
o Ohio University
o Pennsylvania State University
o State of New York at Albany State o Top 10 Schools in America for forensic programs are(for 10-1):
o Oklahoma State University
o Penn State
o Sam Houston State
o Virginia Commonwealth
o University of Alabama Birmingham
o SUNY Albany
o Arcadia University
o Florida International University
o Michigan State University
o Marshall University University of Mississippi
o University of Central Florida
o Loyola University
o Boston University’
o California State university
o Columbia University
o Texas A&M University
o University of Illinois
o Youngstown State University o The benefits the profession by helping the FBI and other authorities in most cases find out how and when a person died and also help with the investigation find who killed that person and other things of that nature which will help the criminals be put away and also help shed light for morning families.
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