High-Risk Contacts: A Video Demonstration
By Kelly Kent
Learners watch a short video showing the correct procedure for police officers to follow when making contact with a high-risk vehicle.
In this learning object the student will learn that regardless of the surface onto which a blood droplet is falling, the angle or velocity at which it does so, or the volume of the droplet, there are four distinct phases involved in the reaction of a moving droplet with impact against a surface.
In this learning object the student will learn how to measure a stain and calculate angles of impact. Determining the angle of impact for bloodstains takes advantage of the trigonometric functions (Sine function).
A mathematical relationship exists between the width and length of an elliptical bloodstain which allows for the calculation of the angle of the impact for the original spherical drop of blood.
Given well formed stains we can accurately measure the width and length by simply dividing the stain along it’s major and minor axis. The opposite halves would be generally equal to each other which aids in establishing the impact angle.
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