Matching Bullets to Bone Impact Signatures

    Volume 36, Issue 6 (November 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Berryman, HE
    Assistant professor of pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    LeVaughn, MA
    Medical examiner, Western Kentucky Region, Department of Pathology, Regional Medical Center, Madisonville, KY

    Smith, O'BC
    Assistant professor of pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Symes, SA
    Assistant director, Regional Forensic Center, Memphis, TN

    (Received 11 June 1990; accepted 7 August 1990)

    Abstract

    When bone is penetrated or perforated by a bullet, the bullet's impacting surface is often uniquely modeled by the fractured bone. Reconstructing bone with simple superimposition of the bullet's contour lines allows matching of a particular bullet to its specific bone defect.


    Paper ID: JFS13197J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13197J

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    Title Matching Bullets to Bone Impact Signatures
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