Review this Research Brief on Improving Bruise Detection with Alternate Light

The National Institute of Justice recently released a research brief authored by Katherine Scafide, Ph.D. and other colleagues investigating alternate and more suitable light sources to traditional options for bruise detection in violent crime cases such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Inaccurate documentation of injuries can be detrimental to the victim’s legal case against their attacker as well as to the victim’s medical treatment. Due to its indisputable and powerful nature, bruises often become key foundations of evidence but are also incredibly difficult for forensic nurse examiners to detect. This research brief defines bruise injuries, describes the study conducted on white light vs. alternate light sources, and shares concluding results.

View the brief to learn more.