Published Online: 1 January 1979
Page Count: 2
Chemist, Santa Clara County Criminalistics Laboratory, San Jose, Calif
Criminalist, California Department of Justice Criminalistics Laboratory, Modesto, Calif
(Received 30 March 1978; accepted 29 June 1978)
When a person handles a metallic object such as a firearm, metal traces are often transferred to the hands. The method of making this metallic pattern visible is called the trace metal detection technique (TMDT) .
Paper ID: JFS10816J