Time since last discharge of firearms and spent ammunition elements: state of the art and perspectives

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Title
Time since last discharge of firearms and spent ammunition elements: state of the art and perspectives
Journal
Forensic Science International
Author(s)
Gallidabino Matteo D., Weyermann Céline
ISSN
0379-0738
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
311
Pages
110290
Language
english
Abstract
The estimation of the time since last discharge of firearms or spent ammunition elements (e.g., casings) may provide crucial information in the investigation of a shooting incident and, eventually, the following trial. Herein, an exhaustive review of the methods described in the literature is reported, with the aim to evaluate their potential and limitations from a forensic perspective. This work, in particular, highlighted the fact that a number of investigations have been carried out in the field during the last century (with an
especially high rate in the last 30 years), but the implementation of related procedures in forensic laboratories is still rare. The situation has been discussed and a series of propositions have been forwarded, in order to overcome challenges and facilitate the implementation of dating approaches in real casework.
Keywords
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
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Web of science
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