Blood Evidence from a Crime Scene

Since we talked about the OJ Simpson murder trial, I figured it would be fitting to talk about blood evidence. This type of biological evidence can make or break a case–especially now that DNA technology is available.

There are proper blood collection techniques that must be followed by law enforcement personnel. These techniques are taught in the Academy and various degree programs. It all boils down to preventing contamination, packaging in a breathable container, and following departmental procedures.

One thing I was taught over and over was this: NEVER package blood evidence in a plastic container. Ever. It will degrade even after a short amount of time, which can render the sample useless in court. Kind of like what happened in the OJ case…

Interested in learning about blood collection in detail? Check out this article on the subject: How to Collect Blood Evidence From a Crime Scene | Socyberty.


About Genevieve

Genevieve is a southern gal who loves to write. She is a graduate of Everest College with an AAS in Criminal Investigations. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and volunteers for Central Virginia Horse Rescue by writing their monthly newsletter. If she's not writing, you can bet she's either spending time with friends and family, playing with the horses, crafting, or reading. Interested in having a guest blog appearance? Email to get in touch! P.S. Subscribe by RSS feed if you are interested in following her creative insanity... ;)

Posted on December 9, 2011, in Forensics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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