Identification and age estimation of blood stains on colored backgrounds by near infrared spectroscopy.

@article{Edelman2012IdentificationAA,
  title={Identification and age estimation of blood stains on colored backgrounds by near infrared spectroscopy.},
  author={Gerda J. Edelman and Vicky Manti and Saskia M. van Ruth and Ton G van Leeuwen and Maurice Aalders},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2012},
  volume={220 1-3},
  pages={239-44}
}
Non-destructive identification and subsequent age estimation of blood stains are significant steps in forensic casework. The latter can provide important information on the temporal aspects of a crime. As previously shown, visible spectroscopy of blood stains on white backgrounds can successfully be used for their identification and age estimation. The use of this technique however, is hampered by dark backgrounds. In the present study the feasibility to use near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy was… CONTINUE READING