Trajectory Reconstructions I: Trace Evidence in Flight

    Volume 35, Issue 6 (November 1990)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 13


    Petraco, N
    Detective-criminalist, Crime Laboratory, New York City Police Department, New York, NY

    De Forest, PR
    Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York, NY

    (Received 8 November 1989; accepted 19 December 1989)

    Abstract

    This paper reviews the use of trace evidence recovered from spent bullets in helping to establish trajectories. The use of information derived from such trace evidence combined with that from geometrical techniques of trajectory reconstruction and other data is discussed. Five cases are reviewed in which the analysis of trace evidential materials adhering to bullets was used to help reconstruct the event.


    Paper ID: JFS12962J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12962J

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    Title Trajectory Reconstructions I: Trace Evidence in Flight
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    Committee E30