Detection of Gunshot Residues on Hands by Scanning Electron Microscopy

    Volume 22, Issue 2 (April 1977)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1977

    Page Count: 9


    Maehly, AC

    Andrasko, J

    (Received 1 July 1976; accepted 20 August 1976)

    Abstract

    Several methods have been developed by law enforcement agencies for determining whether or not an individual has recently handled or discharged a weapon. When a suspect has been apprehended following a shooting, detection of gunshot residues on his hands may provide significant evidence. The value of such a test is substantial in the investigation of alleged suicides, armed assaults, poaching, and other violations involving the use of firearms.


    Paper ID: JFS10589J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10589J

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