Published Online: 1 October 1974
Page Count: 5
Director and Chief Medical Examiner, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas
Chief, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas
(Received 26 February 1974; accepted 24 April 1974)
The examination of gunshot residues in a forensic science laboratory should be a series of integrated procedures. The Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences includes both the Office of the Medical Examiner and the Criminal Investigation Laboratory. Accordingly, a unique opportunity for comprehensive and coordinated examination of gunshot residues presents itself. This paper deals with those aspects involving items of clothing and deposits which may be present on the hand; the pathological evidence is not covered.
Paper ID: JFS10468J