Karen Smith is a Forensic Specialist and regular guest on CNN, HLN and Nancy Grace's Crime Stories

Back spatter

Back spatter

Gun used in a murder/suicide

Homicide scene

Homicide scene

Working a homicide.

Dr. Bill Bass

Dr. Bill Bass

University of Tennessee

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Course

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Course

Students learn about gravitational drops

Experiments with blood

Experiments with blood

Bluestar

Bluestar

Blood in a truck bed after application of chemiluminescent reagent Bluestar.

Skeletal remains

Skeletal remains

University of Tennessee

Ballistics Training

Ballistics Training

AR-15 rifle rounds

Butterfly pattern

Butterfly pattern

A knife was wiped front and back with this jersey, resulting in a mirror pattern.

Fluorescent Powders Training

Fluorescent Powders Training

Anthropological Research Facility

Anthropological Research Facility

The Body Farm

Mechanical fit

Mechanical fit

Two pieces of a vehicle from two separate crime scenes, linking the vehicle to the site of the crash.

How Sherlock Changed the World

How Sherlock Changed the World

Filming for PBS and BBC

Testimony

Testimony

Amido black

Amido black

Partial shoe impression in blood enhanced with amido black protein stain.

Print on metal

Print on metal

A fingerprint in blood on a metal tube. Enhanced with a light source.

Instructing for FDIAI

Instructing for FDIAI

ALS and student

ALS and student

A UF student learns how to enhance latent prints with the ALS.

Anthropology

Anthropology

Students uncover a skeleton in Forensic Anthropology class.

Belt buckle

Belt buckle

Small droplets of blood on a belt buckle.

Bloodstains on Clothing Course

Bloodstains on Clothing Course

Gun smoke

Gun smoke

Gunpowder and soot from a revolver.

Bleached hair

Bleached hair

Light source application shows fluorescence of bleached hair.

Laser trajectory

Laser trajectory

Demonstration

SERVICES

 

Bare Bones Consulting, LLC specializes in forensic consulting and instruction, crime scene, bloodstain pattern and cold case analysis and crime scene reconstruction. Our mission is the discovery and communication of the truth via scientific forensic analysis of criminal and civil cases.

PROJECTS
 
Past projects include crime scene and bloodstain pattern analysis for LAPD, Miami PD, Knoxville PD, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Florida's 4th and 8th and 18th  Judicial Circuit Courts. Current projects include a multiple scene homicide and a 51 year-old cold case from North Carolina which has been reopened based upon newly discovered forensic evidence.

 

CLIENTS

 

Bare Bones Consulting, LLC completes forensic analysis for private attorneys, private investigators, State Attorney's Offices, Defense Attorneys and in some cases, private citizens.

For on-scene, immediate consulting services, please contact via the link. 

COLD CASE ANALYSIS
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Bloodstains on Clothing Course