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NCJ Number: 92482 Find in a Library
Title: Dental Stones for Casting Depressed Shoemarks and Tyremarks
Journal: Journal of the Forensic Science Society  Volume:23  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1983)  Pages:275-285
Author(s): J S Brennan
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: An evaluation of five dental stones involving the laboratory and field trials found that three of the stones were better than plasters for casting.
Abstract: They gave good detail and were less critical of water to powder ratio. The casts were strong and if treated with potassium sulphate, could be easily cleaned, even with brushing in running water. A novel method of mixing, by kneading in 200-gauge plastic bags, was found to be easier than conventional methods. Tables, six references, and photographs are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Crime laboratories; Evidence preservation
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