Call for Participants



Call for Particpants


Hello fellow bloodstain pattern analysts!

I am working on a PhD dissertation and am collecting data about peer reviews.  If you have ten minutes to complete this quick survey (follow the link below), I would very much appreciate it.

Feel free to share this link with other bloodstain pattern analysts, extra data is always helpful!

Thank you!

Survey Link:

Amy Santoro, MFS, CBPA, CSCSA
Forensic Scientist Technical Leader, Crime Scene Investigations

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory
11890 S. Sunset Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: 913-826-3277


Analysing, Interpreting, and Evaluating Bloodstains:  Current Methodologies and Objective Criteria Survey

This is a call for participants to complete an online digital survey around the current methodologies for classifying, interpreting, and evaluating bloodstains.

The survey is part of a larger PhD project by PhD researcher Emma Hook at Staffordshire University.

The purpose of the survey is to gather data on the current methodologies used by Bloodstain Pattern Analysts to classify, interpret, and evaluate bloodstains; and the accuracy of these methodologies.

To learn more about this research or to participate, click on the link below:

More Info



I am the Editor and a contributing author for a next generation bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) textbook.  The book is scheduled to be published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, in late 2021 or early 2022.

To supplement the articles and chapters being written for the book, I am seeking high quality, high resolution photographs that show bloodstain patterns of all types, injuries and wounds, bloodstain crime scenes, crime scene documentation and other relevant images of BPA subject matter.  All image contributions will be credited to the submitter and their agency in the image description.  

If you are interested in contributing images to this project or would like more information, please contact me at:



“Would you like to participate in a study about factors affecting crime scene investigations?

The decisions and judgments of crime scene investigators are crucial in legal proceedings. The purpose of this research is to examine how these decisions and judgments happen in practice. This entails questions such as what traces will be secured from a crime scene etc. The project will be conducted during the coming year both in the UK and in Sweden.

Taking part in this study is entirely voluntary and refusal to agree to participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which the participant is otherwise entitled. Also, participants may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which they are otherwise entitled.
This research consists of a web-based survey and participation is online only. Participating in this research takes approximately 30 minutes and the research is conducted only at one occasion.  The data will be stored for 5 years after you have provided your responses.

If you have any questions pertaining to this study, please contact the principal researcher Dr. Moa Lidén, ( or

The project has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (17415/001) and the Swedish Ethics Authority (2019-03878), but please do let us know if any additional local ethical approval would be needed.”


Mohammed Almazrouei

PhD Candidate (Forensic Decision-Making)
UCL Department of Security and Crime Science
Shropshire House (4th Floor), WC1E 6JA