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Fate and Behavior of Gunshot Residue-A Review

Blakey, LS, Sharples, GP, Chana, K and Birkett, JW (2017) Fate and Behavior of Gunshot Residue-A Review. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63 (1). pp. 9-19. ISSN 0022-1198

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Abstract

A review of the literature concerning the fate and behaviour of gunshot residue (GSR) is presented. A number of concomitant parameters including firearm and ammunition type, plume and GSR material characteristics, travel distances, chemical composition and GSR morphology are critically discussed in relation to their effects on the distribution and deposition, transfer and persistence processes of GSR. The underlying mechanisms associated with such processes are also considered. Knowledge of these processes on GSR materials could provide valuable information concerning scene preservation and subsequent forensic sampling. The number of GSR particles deposited can vary significantly with each firearm discharge, highlighting the potential to produce distinctive data in each individual case. With the continual development and compositional changes of new ammunition types, further evaluation of the effect these processes may have on GSR evidence and their possible influence on the interpretation of the analytical results should be given due consideration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Blakey, L. S., Sharples, G. P., Chana, K. and Birkett, J. W. (2018), Fate and Behavior of Gunshot Residue—A Review. J Forensic Sci, 63: 9–19, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.13555. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0399 Other Chemical Sciences, 0699 Other Biological Sciences, 1103 Clinical Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Wiley
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Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 10:47
DOI or Identification number: 10.1111/1556-4029.13555
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8217

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