Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    The Trace Metal Detection Technique (TMDT): A Report Outlining a Procedure for Photographing Results in Color, and Some Factors Influencing the Results in Controlled Laboratory Tests

    (Received 8 February 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    When the investigation of a crime involving the use of a firearm leads to the apprehension of one or more suspects, the question inevitably arises as to whether or not some connection between the weapon involved and an individual suspect can be established. Frequently at this point the question becomes a problem for the forensic scientist, and his ability to demonstrate a physical link between suspect and weapon may be of vital consequence to the successful completion of the investigation and subsequent prosecution of the suspect. However, a glaring disparity becomes evident when one considers the elemental importance of this problem, and the paucity of valid methods available to the forensic scientist which he may use to solve it.


    Author Information:

    Messler, H
    Criminalists 11, St. Louis, Mo.

    Stevens, JM
    Criminalists 11, St. Louis, Mo.


    Stock #: JFS10204J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10204J

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    Title The Trace Metal Detection Technique (TMDT): A Report Outlining a Procedure for Photographing Results in Color, and Some Factors Influencing the Results in Controlled Laboratory Tests
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