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Forensic Science Progress

Shot Range Determination

Authors: Sellier, Karl

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The range at which a weapon has been fired is an important measurement for the reconstruction of firearms offenses (murder, suicide, accident). All changes caused by a shot and which vary according to the distance from the weapon are suitable in principle for determining this distance. However, some procedures are very elegant in theory but hardly applicable in practice. The constructions of ammunition and the sequence of events during a shot are dealt with first as this knowledge forms a basis for understanding the various methods. \ The individual zones (classes) of firing distances (contact shot, intermediate shot, distance shot) are described. In this connection, the morphological methods for determining the firing distance are discussed. From the shape and size of the powder residue distribution (soot stains, powder tattooing) and with the knowledge of the weapon and ammunition, the distance from the target can be elucidated. In this chapter, the methods of making an invisible distribution visible are also dealt with. In order to determine the range of the shot from the appearance of the wound no complicated apparatus is necessary. One can judge with the naked eye. These procedures have a great advantage over the methods discussed in the following chapter in that they give stronger proof. They are more vivid and convincing for the uninitiated (judge or jury) than abstract measurements obtained by scientific devices.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shot Range Determination
Authors
Series Title
Forensic Science Progress
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag-Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-76721-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-76721-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-76723-4
Series ISSN
0930-1461
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 105
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
This volume is a revised and translated version of: Band 7 of the series: Arbeitsmethoden der med. u. naturwiss. Kriminalistik, Schmidt-Römhild-Verlag, Lübeck 1967
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