Volume 25, Issue 2 (April 1980)

    Nondestructive Recovery and Examination of Bullet Fragments from Brain Tissue

    (Received 19 June 1979; accepted 13 September 1979)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A technique providing both analytical and toolmark results for lead fragments from bullets is discussed. It permits the nondestructive recovery of bullet fragments from soft cadaver tissue and was used with a plasma asher in an actual homicide case. The lead fragments are examined by neutron activation analysis (but other analytical techniques can be used) for their antimony and arsenic content and by microscopy for matching toolmarks.


    Author Information:

    Johnson, AC
    Firearms examiner, forensic chemist, and forensic chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockvitle, Md.

    Kinard, WD
    Firearms examiner, forensic chemist, and forensic chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockvitle, Md.

    Washington, WD
    Firearms examiner, forensic chemist, and forensic chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockvitle, Md.


    Stock #: JFS12125J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12125J

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    Title Nondestructive Recovery and Examination of Bullet Fragments from Brain Tissue
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