Journal Published Online: 01 May 1997
Volume 42, Issue 3

Firearm and Toolmark Identification Criteria: A Review of the Literature



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.

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Nichols, RG
, Oakland, CA
Pages: 9
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Stock #: JFS14149J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14149J