The Systems for the Classification of Bloodstains


The Systems for the Classification of Bloodstains:   

and Future Methods Survey

This is a call for participants to complete an online digital survey around the current methodologies for classifying 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 bloodstains, why these methods are used, and what it is practitioners want from a bloodstain pattern classification method.
Participation is open to Bloodstain Pattern Analysts from any country, but participants must be reasonably fluent in English. Please only complete the survey if your role, at some point, involves the classification of bloodstain patterns.
The survey is available at the following link:

It will take about 10-15 minutes to complete, and the link will be open until the end of April 2024.
All data is anonymous and aggregated, so no individual data is collected and reported. More information can be found on the survey datasheet at the link provided.

Many thanks for your time, effort, and participation!
Emma Hook
PhD researcher at Staffordshire University