Current Methods In Forensic Gunshot Residue Analysis / Edition 1

Current Methods In Forensic Gunshot Residue Analysis / Edition 1

by A. J. Schwoeble, David L. Exline
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849300290

ISBN-13: 9780849300295

Pub. Date: 06/27/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Current Methods in Forensic Gunshot Residue Analysis will deal with ma jor areas of gunshot residue analysis such as current and future metho ds of analysis, collection techniques, interpretation of evidence as w ell as expert testimony and report writing. This text is a necessity for any forensic scientist conducting this type of analysis and all ot her law

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Current Methods in Forensic Gunshot Residue Analysis will deal with ma jor areas of gunshot residue analysis such as current and future metho ds of analysis, collection techniques, interpretation of evidence as w ell as expert testimony and report writing. This text is a necessity for any forensic scientist conducting this type of analysis and all ot her law enforcement personnel, academia, and lawyers involved in the i nvestigation and prosecution of violent crimes involving firearms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849300295
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

GUNSHOT RESIDUE (GSR) AS FORENSIC EVIDENCE
Introduction
Value of GSR as Trace Evidence
Degradation of GSR
Transfer of GSR
Specific Areas of GSR Deposition
Collection of GSR Evidence
General Crime Scene Considerations
Examination of GSR
EXPLANATION OF GUNSHOT RESIDUE
Particle Formation
Classification of GSR Particles
Uniqueness of Composition
Terminology
Environmental Considerations in GSR Examination
METHODS OF EXAMINATION OF GUNSHOT RESIDUE
Principal Techniques
Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
Automated SEM Analysis
Variable Pressure SEM
Other Methods of Analysis
A STUDY OF PLUME CONCENTRATIONS
The Plume Study
Summary of Results
Particle Fallout
Conclusions
AMMUNITION
Firearms
Rifles
Shotguns
Pistols
Cartridges
Bullet
Powder Charges
Primer
Head Stamps
.22 Caliber Ammunition Composition
Ammunition Composition Studies
GSR Studies: U.S. Manufacture Pistol Primers
General Observations from Test Firings
Revolvers vs. Semi-Automatics
DOCUMENTATION OF EVEIDENCE AND TESTIMONY
Note Taking
Report Writing
Chain of Custody
Expert Testimony
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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