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Forensic analysis of a bullet casing. Forensic scientist using a light microscope to study a bullet casing retrieved from the scene of a crime. A camera attached to the microscope displays the view on the monitor at centre right. Bullet casings differ widely, and identification of the type of bullet used in a shooting provides information about the type of gun used to fire it, and allows comparison with weapons and bullets found in the possession of suspects.
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