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NCJ Number: 185058 Find in a Library
Title: Improved Method for Shooting Distance Determination: Part 2--Bullet Holes in Objects That Cannot Be Processed in the Laboratory
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:45  Issue:5  Dated:September 2000  Pages:1000-1008
Author(s): Baruch Glattstein M.S.; Arie Zeichner Ph.D.; Asya Vinokurov M.S.; Ezra Shoshani B.S.
Editor(s): R. E. Gaensslen Ph.D.
Date Published: September 2000
Page Count: 9
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents an improved method for firing distance determination on exhibits that cannot be processed in the laboratory--such as cars, doors, windows, and furniture.
Abstract: The novel part of the method includes the transfer of total nitrite (nitrite ions and smokeless powder residues) from the target to an adhesive lifter. After the transfer, vaporous lead and copper deposits around the bullet entrance hole are visualized on the target by sodium rhodizonate and rubeanic acid, respectively. The Modified Griess Test is carried out after alkaline hydrolysis of the smokeless powder residues on the adhesive lifter. 2 references and 4 figures
Main Term(s): Police research
Index Term(s): Ballistics; Bullet hole identification; Criminal investigation; Criminalistics; Evidence identification; Forensic sciences; Gunshot residue; Science and Technology
Note: Parts of paper presented at the 15th triennial meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, August 22-28 1999, Los Angeles.
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