A Case Study on Sexually Harass Women in a Crime Spot

Case Report

Austin J Forensic Sci Criminol. 2017; 4(3): 1066.

A Case Study on Sexually Harass Women in a Crime Spot

Basu N and Bandyopadhyay SK*

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Calcutta, India

*Corresponding author: Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Calcutta, India

Received: May 23, 2017; Accepted: June 27, 2017; Published: July 12, 2017


Killing of a human being is a serious crime. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) interprets the shape and distribution of bloodstains in a crime scene. Murderers conceal crime so that it may be wrong interpretation by autopsy surgeons and hence it may lead to injustice. The mentality of murderer after crime is to hide the crime by disposing of the dead bodies by burning, burying, throwing them into water or concealing them in distant places. This paper presents a case on Sexually Harassment of Women in an Incidence. In this case none of persons i.e. victims, suspects and experts involved providing their advice are going to be named, because the basic aim of this paper is to explain the incidence happened at the crime. Further in the content of case diary names of victims are not mentioned.

Keywords: Crime scene; Visit; Forensic expert; Accident; Assault


Crime Reconstruction of the consecutive events from autopsy and visit at crime spot is essential for investigations. The presence of blood patterns at the crime scene is importance for the investigation. The distribution of blood patterns can provide vital information on the chain of events caused at crime scene. Proper interpretation of blood patterns by the expert must have built up knowledge of and experience in the types of stains and distributions, which may be caused by various forms of injuries and mechanisms.

Crime Scene visiting is necessary for understanding in some of the mysterious cases for Identifying dead person, time since death & cause of Death. The function of BPA at the scene of death is generally to assess the environment, the local circumstances and the position of the body in relation to the nearby objects, the condition of the body. In many instances crime can rapidly be excluded in favor of accidents, suicides or even natural causes. This is most useful and cost effective function as a spurious murder investigation involving expensive public facilities like police force, vehicles in investigation process.

Photos are necessary for instant recording of scene of crime. It is also required to draw a simple sketch or Diagram of the Position of the body with location of blood stains, which gives much information. Measure the distances between body and the surrounding article or objects.

Review works

Crime scene investigation is based on scientific reasoning. The investigation of the crime scene is systematic, methodical and logical. It started with the initial response to a crime scene and continues through the scene security, the crime scene documentation, the recognition of physical evidence, the enhancement of patterns, the physical evidence collection, packaging and preservation, the physical evidence examination, the crime scene analysis and profile, and ultimately concludes at the crime scene reconstruction. It is also important to see footprints at the crime scene and it can help to find out male or female who may be involved in the crime. Fabric type, weave of the fabric, position and volume of blood dropped influence the stain pattern formed. For each fabric type, fabrics of four shades in particular are obtained. They are – white, gray, maroon, black.

The latent footprint is not visible to bare eye. If a person walks on a floor and his/her foot are dry then footprint impression is known as latent print. In case of visible footprint or patent print, wet soles of feet on a dry floor will produce it. It is visible to the bare eye and effective for investigation purpose. In case of impressed prints foot impressions are left on soft, pliable or particularly impressionable surface such as clay surface, molten wax surface and the like. These impressions are visible to the naked eye and can be viewed or photographed without development [1].

Footprint is an important mark in crime investigation. Several studies have shown that dimension of foot and footprint is a very good indicator of stature and gender of a person. Correlation coefficient and regression analysis are very important part of those studies. Researcher studied footprints from adult males from a section in India. The age group of the male subjects ranged from 18 to 30 years. The highest positive correlation coefficient was recorded for toe length measurements (0.82-0.87) [2].

Gender identification/prediction with 95.6% accuracy was recorded for right foot measurements and 96.4% accuracy was recorded for left foot measurements by Zeybek, et al. About 249 students who were attending Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylul University and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Turkey took part in the study [3].

Bloodstains are of three basic types: passive stains, transfer stains and projected or impact stains. Passive stains include drops, flows and pools, and typically result from gravity acting on an injured body. Figure 1 and Figure 2 show strain patterns to be looked in the crime scene.