This project aims to develop research on changes in bloodstains at crime sites caused by hematophagous flies. The research is already under way in the south of the Brazil (State of Paraná), through the student Ivana Popovicz (Uniguaçu / PR), and has presented very promising results already in the first experiments. The research has the technical support of the Criminal Expert and Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Antonio A. Canelas Neto (IABPA Full member 3,950), the Forensic Scientist PhD Sergio Túlio Jacinto Reis (curriculum) and the Criminal Examiner and forensic entomologist PhD Janyra Oliveira of the Coast (curriculum).
Objective and motivation
This research seeks to understand the behavior of these insects in a crime scene and which sites most likely to form illusory bloodstains, and which may lead to the error of interpretation of the examiner (Criminal expert), since these stains produced artificially by flies closely resemble spatters produced in criminal acts such as the impact of a firearm, for example. The objective of the research, then, is to better understand the behavior of these insects and their places of action, besides better recording the most common characteristics of these illusory spatters (see more).
The amount collected will be used immediately in the costs of obtaining a camera with a macro lens for recording and archiving the bloodstains generated, as well as the acquisition of video cameras that also film the behavior of the insects in order to subsidize further research in the future . More ahead will be used to extend the experiment with other environments like an experimental house, creating a line of research institutionalized in the subject at this same university or other research centers in the country. We estimate the value $ 12,000.00 as a value that can be obtained to obtain materials beyond the extension and maintenance of the research line at a first moment.
a) When the donations reach the value of $ 12,000.00 crowdfunding will be suspended.
b) If the estimated value is lower after the expenses, the remaining amount will be returned proportionally to the donors according to the amount of their donations compared to the amount collected.
c) There is no limit to maximum donation values. Values that exceed $ 3,000.00 in a single donation may have the name of the company, or the donor, published as sponsors or collaborators in the research, if they so authorize.
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