Forensic Science International 273 (2017) 64–70 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/forsciint Staining in ﬁrearm barrels after experimental contact shots a, a a b,c b C. Schyma , K. Bauer , J. Brünig , C. Courts , B. Madea Institute of Forensic Medicine of the University of Bern, Bühlstrasse 20, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Bonn, Stiftsplatz 12, 53111 Bonn, Germany Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, 24105 Kiel, Germany A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: After contact shots to the head biological traces inside ﬁrearm barrels can be found. This study was Received 25 October 2016 Received in revised form 6 January 2017 conducted to simulate and to evaluate such staining. Five current handguns of four inch barrel length in Accepted 31 January 2017 the calibre .22 long riﬂe, 7.65 mm Browning, 9 mm Luger and .38 special were used to perform 24 contact Available online 10 February 2017 shots on silicone coated, gelatine ﬁlled box models using the triple contrast method. The staining was documented by
Forensic Science International – Elsevier
Published: Apr 1, 2017
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