Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 1993)

    Characteristic Features of Entrance Wounds from Hollow-Point Bullets

    (Received 5 June 1992; accepted 22 July 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Several cases of gunshot wounds produced by hollow-point bullets showed characteristic central tags. These apparently arise from sparing of the skin surface by the hollow point cavity when the bullet strikes the skin tangentially. This unique feature may be helpful in assessing entrances of perforating wound tracks or other cases where the bullet is either not available or unknown.


    Author Information:

    Berryman, HE
    Assistant Professors of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    LeVaughn, MM
    Medical Examiner, Western Kentucky Region, Department of Pathology, Regional Medical Center, Madisonville, KY

    Smith, OC
    Assistant Professors of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

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


    Stock #: JFS13411J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13411J

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    Title Characteristic Features of Entrance Wounds from Hollow-Point Bullets
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    Committee E30