Forensic ballistics

Forensic ballistics

H200/0182 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MAURO FERMARIELLO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Examining used bullet cartridge. Cartridge shell being examined with a microscope by a forensic scientist. Another shell (not seen) is in a similar holder for comparison. The shells held bullets, but were ejected from a handgun once the bullet was fired. Unique markings are made as the firing pin of a gun hits the back of a shell and as the shell recoils from the bullet. If a shell can be recovered from a crime scene, the markings can be analysed and compared to markings on shells test-fired from suspect guns. If these markings match, then the shell came from that gun. The markings can be recorded in database, and used if the gun is recovered at a later date.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: analysis, analytical, ballistics, bullet, cartridge, casing, comparative, crime, criminal, criminologist, criminology, csi, detective, equipment, evidence, examining, female, firearms, firing pin, forensic, forensics, gun, handgun, instrument, investigation, investigative, investigator, laboratory, looking, marking, markings, microscope, officer, pistol, police, research, science, scientific, scientist, shell, soco, technology, using, woman, worker, working

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.