(Received 22 September 1999; accepted 6 December 1999)
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A method of collecting gunshot residues from the skin of persons who have been injured by firearms has been developed. The method uses a commercially available, adhesive, transparent plastic film. This method is also useful for collecting gunshot residues from other objects, such as leather. The shooting distance is later estimated by ocular, microscopic or IR examination in combination with various chemographic tests.
Forensic engineer, SKL, National Laboratory of Forensic Science, Linköping,
Department of Forensic Medicine in Stockholm of the National Board of Forensic Medicine,
Stock #: JFS14883J