Volume 25, Issue 4 (October 1980)

    Analysis of the Results of Gunshot Residue Detection in Case Work

    (Received 4 February 1980; accepted 28 April 1980)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The results of gunshot residue tests in more than 800 criminal cases are described. A combination of neutron activation and atomic absorption analyses was found to be the most efficient method for the determination of trace amounts of antimony and barium on swabs. A statistical treatment was used as a basis for the evaluation of individual test results.


    Author Information:

    Rudzitis, E
    Forensic scientist, Lemont, Ill.


    Stock #: JFS11300J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11300J

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    Title Analysis of the Results of Gunshot Residue Detection in Case Work
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