Journal Published Online: 01 November 2000
Volume 45, Issue 6

A Method for Collection of Gunshot Residues from Skin and Other Surfaces



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.

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Ståhling, S
SKL, National Laboratory of Forensic Science, Linköping, Sweden
Karlsson, T
Department of Forensic Medicine in Stockholm of the National Board of Forensic Medicine, Sweden
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Stock #: JFS14883J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14883J