Survey of Gunshot Residue Analysis in Forensic Science Laboratories

    Volume 35, Issue 5 (September 1990)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    DeGaetano, D
    Graduate student and associate professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Siegel, JA
    Graduate student and associate professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    (Received 10 August 1989; accepted 30 October 1989)

    Abstract

    The purpose of this survey was to determine the methods of analysis being used on gunshot residue (GSR) samples in forensic science laboratories across the United States. In addition, the two general techniques of GSR analysis are compared and contrasted. Problems encountered by analysts using scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM/EDX) are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS12931J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12931J

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