Ballistics (Crime Scene Investigations) by Andrew A. Kling

By Andrew A. Kling

The Lucent Books Crime Scene Investigations sequence explores the diversity of the way crimes are solved. Titles disguise specific crimes akin to homicide, particular circumstances equivalent to the
killing of 3 civil rights staff in Mississippi, or the position experts equivalent to medical experts play in fixing crimes. every one identify within the sequence demonstrates the methods a criminal offense might be solved, from a few of the purposes of forensic technology and expertise to the reasoning of investigators. Sidebars research either the boundaries and chances of the recent applied sciences and current crime data, occupation info, and step by step motives of medical and criminal tactics.

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Other cases require creative thinking and a bit of knowledge of the people in the area. On March 24, 2008, seventyone-year-old Mary Keesy was in her back yard in rural Shiloh, Ohio, when she heard four bangs, which she thought had come from rabbit hunters on the outskirts of the town of seven hundred. Then she felt something on top of her head, and when she reached under her nylon head scarf, she found she’d been struck by a bullet. According to Paul Thomas of Cleveland’s WKYC-TV: Richland County deputies thought someone may have been shooting from a nearby water tower.

29 Finding the shooter’s location is often more complex. Sometimes no casings are found at the scene. In other cases, there may have been more than one shooter, or there may have been an exchange of gunfire from multiple directions and Finding the location of a shooter is not always easy. Investigators often have to use bullet holes in windows or doors, or other objects, to help determine where the shooter was standing. 62 The Flight of a Bullet locations. UMBERS holes in walls or in other objects that are known to have been stationary at the time, such as parked vehicles, and using geometric measurements, they can theorize where the shooter stood.

Investigators determined that just three shots had done the damage. J. Rieg, 59 Ballistics To obtain the most accurate representation of a bullet’s trajectory, a 3-D reconstruction of the crime scene, as shown here, is commonly used by investigators. the trajectory analysis revealed noteworthy external and terminal ballistics. Two bullets struck Worley on his left side and one struck him on his right side. ”26 Both Starr and the baby later died. For investigators, piecing together the ballistics evidence in a crime such as this lends important information to the case.

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