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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Correlation of Bullet Velocity and Striations

The presentation centers on the impact of internal ballistics, specifically velocity, on the creation of bullet striations. Striations are marks made on the bullet when it is fired. These striations are the information used by forensic scientists to identify firearms used in crimes and therefore link crime and perpetrator. By examining bullets fired with the same firearm but with varying velocities, a relationship between bullet velocity and striation formation could be reached. A general correlation could speed the process of identification done by forensic scientists by eliminating suspected firearms without a prolonged investigation.

Presenter: James Parry (Undergraduate Student)
Location: 121 Smith
Time: 3:05 pm (Session IV)