Volume 45, Issue 5 (September 2000)

    Improved Method for Shooting Distance Determination. Part 2—Bullet Holes in Objects that Cannot be Processed in the Laboratory

    (Received 25 August 1999; accepted 8 November 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    An improved method for firing distance determination on exhibits that cannot be processed in the laboratory such as cars, doors, windows, or furniture 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, vaporous lead and copper deposits around the bullet entrance hole are visualized on the target by sodium rhodizonate and rubeanic acid, respectively. The Modified Griess Test is carried out after alkaline hydrolysis of the smokeless powder residues on the adhesive lifter.


    Author Information:

    Vinokurov, A
    Scientific officers, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Zeichner, A
    Assistant director for R&D, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Glattstein, B
    Scientific officers, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Shoshani, E
    Scientific officer, Weapons Identification Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,


    Stock #: JFS14821J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14821J

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    Title Improved Method for Shooting Distance Determination. Part 2—Bullet Holes in Objects that Cannot be Processed in the Laboratory
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