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NCJ Number: 31088 Find in a Library
Title: STUDY OF MARKS MADE BY BOLT CUTTERS
Journal: JOURNAL OF THE FORENSIC SCIENCE SOCIETY  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL 1975)  Pages:115-126
Author(s): S J BUTCHER; P D PUGH
Corporate Author: Forensic Science Soc
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Science Soc
Harrowgate, N Yorkshire HG1 1BX, England
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO SHOW WHAT DEGREE OF MATCH WAS OBTAINED IN MARKS MADE BY DIFFERENT BLADES AND WHAT DEGREE OF MATCH THERE WAS BETWEEN MARKS MADE BY THE SAME BLADE.
Abstract: TEN BOLT-CUTTER BLADES WERE SPECIALLY PRODUCED TO BE AS SIMILAR AS MODERN MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES WILL ALLOW. CUTS WERE MADE BY THESE BLADES AND BY TEN FURTHER BLADES FROM THE NORMAL PRODUCTION. THESE CUTS WERE EXAMINED IN DETAIL TO ASSESS THE DEGREE OF MATCHING POSSIBLE BETWEEN CUTS MADE BY DIFFERENT BLADES AND THOSE MADE BY THE SAME BLADE. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT WITH MARKS AS LITTLE AS 2 MILLIMETERS WIDE AN UNEQUIVOCAL MATCH WAS OBTAINED WITH THE CORRECT BLADE IN EVERY CASE AND NO MATCH WAS OBTAINED WITH ANY OTHER. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Criminalistics; Evidence identification; Studies; Toolmark identification
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