Firearm and Toolmark Identification Criteria: A Review of the Literature

    Volume 42, Issue 3 (May 1997)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Nichols, RG
    Criminalist III, Oakland, CA

    (Received 9 July 1996; accepted 9 September 1996)

    Abstract

    A review of the literature pertaining to identification criteria for firearms and toolmark identification was performed. Thirty-four articles were reviewed including empirical studies of consecutively manufactured barrels, firing pins, breechfaces, and assorted tools. Also reviewed were mathematical and computer models developed for the purpose of developing a standard identification criteria. These articles are reviewed in a format to allow interested parties to learn what has been done in the field so as to permit a better articulation of their own criteria for identification.


    Paper ID: JFS14149J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14149J

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    Title Firearm and Toolmark Identification Criteria: A Review of the Literature
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