Evidence from the Smoking Gun: Organic Components of Gunshot Residue

ACS Webinars

The discharge of a firearm produces a wealth of physical and chemical evidence, a portion of which is deposited on the hands of the shooter. Tune in as Suzanne Bell describes recent developments in the analysis of organic compounds associated with firearms discharge and how this evidence can be used to bolster existing forensic methods of characterization.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of physical and chemical evidence associated with discharge of a firearm
  • Current analytical approaches to OGSR and some surprising challenges
  • Approaches to data integration for organic and inorganic gunshot residue characterizations

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Suzanne Bell
West Virginia University

Raychelle Burks
Doane College

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