By Andrew R.W Jackson
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In such cases, it is valuable to know the distance from the muzzle of the gun to the target. As part of the investigation, a firearms examiner may conduct a simulation experiment in which the weapon concerned is test-fired at targets made of card, preferably using cartridges collected from either the crime scene or a suspect. During this experiment, the distance from the muzzle of the gun to the targets will be varied and recorded. This will enable a correlation to be established between the resultant damage patterns and the distance of firing.
G. g. g. to assess the safety of a damaged building or other structure). 1). 2 0 t h e c R i me s cene Crime Scene Co-ordinator The person (usually the force’s SSM or a senior SOCO) who is given the responsibility for managing the scientific support needs of all of the crime scenes of a given serious crime. 1). Crime Scene Manager In the case of a serious crime, this is the individual whose task it is to oversee the processing of a given crime scene. The principles involved in the processing of a given crime scene do not alter with the seriousness of the crime concerned.
There are circumstances in which it is valuable to compare a questioned sample with a number of positive controls. For example, the properties of a liquid retrieved from a scene of suspected arson may be compared with those of a range of flammable liquids, such as different types of petrol, paraffin and diesel fuel. Through comparison, it may be possible to identify the questioned sample via elimination and positive matching. A collection of positive controls used for such a purpose is known as a reference collection.