The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/347357
Title:
The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains
Authors:
Li, B. (Bo); Beveridge, P. (Peter); O'Hare, W. T. (Liam); Islam, M. (Meezanul)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute.
Citation:
Li, B., Beveridge, P., O'Hare, W.T., Islam, M. (2014) 'The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains' Science & Justice, 54 (6):432
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Science & Justice
Issue Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/347357
DOI:
10.1016/j.scijus.2014.05.003
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1355030614000586
Abstract:
Current methods of detection and identification of blood stains rely largely on visual examination followed by presumptive tests such as Kastle-Meyer, Leuco-malachite green or luminol. Although these tests are useful, they can produce false positives and can also have a negative impact on subsequent DNA tests. A novel application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging has been used for the detection and positive identification of blood stains in a non contact and non destructive manner on a range of coloured substrates. The identification of blood staining was based on the unique visible absorption spectrum of haemoglobin between 400 and 500 nm. Images illustrating successful discrimination of blood stains from nine red substances are included. It has also been possible to distinguish between blood and approximately 40 other reddish stains. The technique was also successfully used to detect latent blood stains deposited on white filter paper at dilutions of up to 1 in 512 folds and on red tissue at dilutions of up to 1 in 32 folds. Finally, in a blind trial, the method successfully detected and identified a total of 9 blood stains on a red T-shirt.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
13550306
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 31/03/2015]

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dc.contributor.authorLi, B. (Bo)en
dc.contributor.authorBeveridge, P. (Peter)en
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, W. T. (Liam)en
dc.contributor.authorIslam, M. (Meezanul)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-31T09:42:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-31T09:42:12Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.citationScience & Justice, 54 (6):432en
dc.identifier.issn13550306en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scijus.2014.05.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/347357en
dc.description.abstractCurrent methods of detection and identification of blood stains rely largely on visual examination followed by presumptive tests such as Kastle-Meyer, Leuco-malachite green or luminol. Although these tests are useful, they can produce false positives and can also have a negative impact on subsequent DNA tests. A novel application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging has been used for the detection and positive identification of blood stains in a non contact and non destructive manner on a range of coloured substrates. The identification of blood staining was based on the unique visible absorption spectrum of haemoglobin between 400 and 500 nm. Images illustrating successful discrimination of blood stains from nine red substances are included. It has also been possible to distinguish between blood and approximately 40 other reddish stains. The technique was also successfully used to detect latent blood stains deposited on white filter paper at dilutions of up to 1 in 512 folds and on red tissue at dilutions of up to 1 in 32 folds. Finally, in a blind trial, the method successfully detected and identified a total of 9 blood stains on a red T-shirt.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1355030614000586en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 31/03/2015]en
dc.titleThe application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stainsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalScience & Justiceen
or.citation.harvardLi, B., Beveridge, P., O'Hare, W.T., Islam, M. (2014) 'The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains' Science & Justice, 54 (6):432en
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