The Effects of Water-Soaking on Firing Distance Estimations

    Volume 33, Issue 2 (March 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1988

    Page Count: 9


    Klein, A
    Laboratory officers, Tool Marks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Criminal Identification, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Springer, E
    Laboratory officers, Tool Marks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Criminal Identification, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Even, H
    Laboratory officers, Tool Marks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Criminal Identification, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Bergman, P
    Laboratory officers, Tool Marks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Criminal Identification, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 14 March 1987; accepted 5 June 1987)

    Abstract

    The effects of water-soaking on firing distance estimations, employing quantitative determinations of gunpowder and metals around the bullet's entrance hole, were studied. The main finding was that, since the precision of the quantitative determination is poor, the existing statistical spread cancels out a potential effect of the target soaking. None the less, the prevailing factor is the firing distance, where increments of about 25 cm are clearly distinguishable, in both dry and water-soaked targets.


    Paper ID: JFS11945J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11945J

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    Title The Effects of Water-Soaking on Firing Distance Estimations
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