Improved Method for Shooting Distance Estimation. Part 1. Bullet Holes in Clothing Items

    Volume 45, Issue 4 (July 2000)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Vinokurov, A
    Scientific officers, head of Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, and assistant director for R&D, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Zeichner, A
    Scientific officers, head of Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, and assistant director for R&D, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Glattstein, B
    Scientific officers, head of Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, and assistant director for R&D, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Levin, N
    Scientific officers, head of Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, and assistant director for R&D, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 18 June 1999; accepted 21 September 1999)

    Abstract

    An improved method for firing distance estimation on clothing is described. The novel part of the method includes transfer of total nitrite (nitrite ions and smokeless powder residues) from the target to an adhesive lifter. After the transfer, lead and copper deposits around the bullet entrance hole are visualized by rhodizonate and rubeanic acid, respectively. The Modified Greiss Test is carried out after alkaline hydrolysis of the smokeless powder residues on the adhesive lifter.


    Paper ID: JFS14773J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14773J

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    Title Improved Method for Shooting Distance Estimation. Part 1. Bullet Holes in Clothing Items
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