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Author Schwoeble, A. J.

Title Current methods in forensic gunshot residue analysis / A.J. Schwoeble, David L. Exline
Published Boca Raton ; London : CRC, [2000]
©2000

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Description 169 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of Contents -- 1 Gunshot Residue as Forensic Evidence 1 -- Introduction 1 -- Value of GSR as Trace Evidence 2 -- Degradation of GSR 3 -- Transfer of GSR 3 -- Specific Areas of GSR Deposition 4 -- Collection of GSR Evidence 5 -- General Crime Scene Considerations 7 -- Examination of GSR 8 -- References 9 -- 2 Explanation of Gunshot Residue 11 -- Particle Formation 12 -- Classification of GSR Particles 13 -- Are All GSR Particles Spherical? 13 -- Shape and Texture of GSR 13 -- Morphologies of Known GSR Particles from Test Firings 14 -- Uniqueness of Composition 15 -- Terminology 15 -- Environmental Considerations in GSR Examination 16 -- References 17 -- 3 Methods for Examination of Gunshot Residue 19 -- Principal Techniques 19 -- Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy 19 -- Theory of the SEM 20 -- Features of the SEM 20 -- How the SEM Works 21 -- The Column 21 -- Column Issues 23 -- Beam/Sample Interaction 23 -- Detectors 26 -- Electron Detectors 26 -- Imaging 28 -- Imaging Considerations 29 -- X-Ray Detectors 29 -- X-Ray Artifacts 31 -- Working Distance 31 -- EDS Considerations 32 -- Automated SEM Analysis 32 -- Variable Pressure SEM 33 -- Case Study 1 35 -- Case Study 2 37 -- Case Study 3 37 -- Case Study 4 37 -- Discussion of Variable Pressure SEM 39 -- Other Methods of Analysis 40 -- Color Tests 41 -- Bulk Methods of Analysis 42 -- Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy -- (Gfaas) 42 -- Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) 42 -- Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) 42 -- Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) 43 -- References 43 -- 4 A Study of Plume Concentrations 45 -- The Plume Study 45 -- Summary of Results 75 -- Particle Fallout 75 -- Conclusions 79 -- References 79 -- 5 Ammunition 81 -- Firearms 81 -- Rifles 82 -- Shotguns 82 -- Pistols 84 -- Cartridges 84 -- The Cartridge Case 84 -- Rimfield Cartridge 87 -- Centerfire Cartridge 87 -- Cartridge Casing 87 -- Bullet 88 -- Powder Charges 90 -- Primer 90 -- Head Stamps 91 -- 22 Caliber Ammunition Composition 92 -- Ammunition Composition Studies 92 -- GSR Studies: U.S. Manufacture Pistol Primers 92 -- General Observations from Test Firings 94 -- Revolvers vs. Semi-Automatics 122 -- References 123 -- 6 Documentation of Evidence and Testimony 125 -- Note Taking 125 -- Report Writing 126 -- Chain of Custody 130 -- Expert Testimony 131 -- General Questions and Possible Explanations 131 -- Expert Qualifications 131 -- Background Questions 132 -- Glossary 137 -- Bibliography 145 -- Index 165
Summary "Current Methods in Forensic Gunshot Residue Analysis examines major areas of gunshot residue analysis such as current and future methods of analysis, collection techniques, interpretation of evidence as well as expert testimony and report writing." "This text is a necessity for any forensic scientist conducting this type of analysis and all other law enforcement personnel, academics, and lawyers involved in the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes involving firearms."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Electronic Book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Forensic ballistics.
Gunshot residues -- Analysis.
Author Exline, David L.
LC no. 00030353
ISBN 0849300290
Other Titles Forensic gunshot residue analysis