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NCJ Number: 122106 Find in a Library
Title: Study on Identification of the Blunt Lethal Objects of Wood, Iron, Brick and Stone in Homicide by SEM and EDAX
Journal: Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine  Volume:43  Issue:3  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:227-232
Author(s): Y Zhu; X Tao; Z Li; L Chen; W Zhou
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive analysis X-ray system (EDAX) were used to perform qualitative and semiquantitative analysis of residues found on wounds under experimental conditions.
Abstract: Using fresh pig's head, 700 samples of three morphologies of wound, including samples through polyester-cotton cloth, were caused by simulated lethal blows from iron, wood, brick, and stone objects. The methods of examination by SEM and EDAX, collection of evidence, and analysis of wound characteristics are discussed. In addition, conclusions from several homicide cases in which these methods were used are reviewed. 9 figures, 3 tables, 2 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Electron microscopy
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Tissue analysis; Weapons identification
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