By James Smyth Wallace
Firearms and their linked ammunition, spent bullets, and spent cartridge situations offer important info for deciding on suspects, terrorist teams, and the legal heritage of a weapon. regrettably, regardless of the varied specified books at the actual facets of firearms, little or no has been released at the chemical points, and what has been released is sparse and fragmented.
Compiling details from the to be had literature and supplementing gaps with deepest communications and private observations and learn, Chemical research of Firearms, Ammunition, and Gunshot Residue summarizes the background of firearms and ammunition because it pertains to the advance of contemporary guns. It info chemical features of forensic firearms casework with specific emphasis at the detection of gunshot residues (GSR) on a suspect’s pores and skin and garments surfaces.
Drawing at the large adventure of the Northern eire Forensic technology Laboratory (NIFSL) which processed a wide firearms caseload in the course of the region’s fresh violent earlier, this ebook documents the data accumulated and the clinical equipment built to satisfy the calls for of legislations enforcement and courts of legislation. It describes the research and method constructed to typically research samples from terrorist suspects for either firearms and explosives residues.
supplying the most important, hard-to-find information for forensic laboratories and forensic chemists with very little previous wisdom of firearms, this seminal paintings offers quite a lot of firearms chemistry details and descriptions the production of a statistical database to assist investigations.
Dr. James Smyth Wallace is a retired U.K. forensic scientist and a 25 12 months veteran of the Northern eire Forensic technology Laboratory. he's the author/co-author of 14 clinical papers, in addition to a forensic technological know-how textbook. he's a member of the Forensic technology Society and keeps an lively curiosity in forensic chemistry, quite within the zone of hint facts detection.