FORENSIC BALLISTICS PART 1: FIREARMS AND AMMUNITIONS

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

MEDICOTIMES - PGMEE

FORENSIC BALLISTICS : Deals with investigation of firearms, ammunition and problem arising from their use.

TERMINAL BALLISTICS : STUDY OF BEHAVIOUR OF PROJECTILE WHEN IT HITS THE TARGET

FIGURE BELOW WILL SHOW U TYPES OF FIREARM:

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NOW KNOW WHAT IS BASIC DIFFERENCE B/W RIFFLED VS SHOTGUN

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NOW KNOW WHAT TYPE OF PROJECTILE IS USED IN FIREARMS

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FIGURE GIVEN BELOW WILL SHOW U THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GUNPOWDER USED IN PROJECTILES:

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SOME IMPORTANT POINTS :

1.  In smooth bore  weapons range of fire can roughly be calculated by formula RANGE( IN METRE ) = D( IN cm) / 3   [ here D = maxm distance between outermost individual pellet]

eg if wounds inflicted by pellets is 20 cm apart then range of fire is about 7metre so we may conclude that this is not likely to be suicidal.

2] RICOCHET BULLET : strikes an intervening object first and then rebounds/ ricochets…

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