Forensic Science Communications

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, April

Effect of Hair on the Deposition of Gunshot Residue
Introduction A primary element in the analysis of many shooting incidents is distance determination--the distance from the gun muzzle to the entry wound. The criteria most commonly used in this determination is the presence or absence of gunshot...
Explosion from Nonexplosive Material: Reconstruction of the Sequence of Events
Abstract A case study of an explosion causing appreciable damage to a building in Durgapur, West Bengal, India, is presented. Systematic assessment of the damage and the physical evidence confirm it was a fuel-air aerosol explosion arising from...
Forensic Information Management System
Abstract The Forensic Information Management System was developed for the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory in Charleston, West Virginia. It is currently being implemented in the Laboratory's Biochemistry Unit. The software streamlines...
Quality Assurance Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Forensic Analysis of Chemical Terrorism: Scientific Working Group on Forensic Analysis of Chemical Terrorism (SWGFACT)
Preface The Scientific Working Group on Forensic Analysis of Chemical Terrorism (SWGFACT) has developed the following quality assurance guidelines to provide laboratories engaged in forensic analysis of chemical evidence associated with terrorism...