Differentiation of serrated and non-serrated blades from stab marks in bone

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92833
Title:
Differentiation of serrated and non-serrated blades from stab marks in bone
Authors:
Thompson, T. J. U. (Tim); Inglis, J.
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.
Citation:
Thompson, T. J. U. and Inglis, J. (2009) 'Differentiation of serrated and non-serrated blades from stab marks in bone', International Journal of Legal Medicine, 123 (2), pp.129-135.
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Journal:
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92833
DOI:
10.1007/s00414-008-0275-x
Abstract:
Although evidence of sharp-force trauma on the human body, particularly the skeleton, can be extremely useful in providing information regarding the manner and context of death, there is still a lack of necessary detail available to the investigator. Using ribs, radii, scapulae, vertebrae and carpal bones, this study demonstrated that distinctions could be made between the stab marks left by serrated blades and those of non-serrated blades. Low power and scanning electron microscopy were used to record distinctive 'T'-shaped stab marks from non-serrated blades and 'Y'-shaped stab marks from serrated blades. In addition, elemental evidence of the presence of the blade in the stab-mark kerf was recoverable even when no metal fragment was visible.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
cut mark; forensic anthropology; SEM; sharp force trauma; stabbing; bone
ISSN:
0937-9827; 1427-1596
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 24/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThompson, T. J. U. (Tim)en
dc.contributor.authorInglis, J.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24T08:57:07Zen
dc.date.available2010-02-24T08:57:07Zen
dc.date.issued2009-03en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Legal Medicine; 123 (2): 129-135en
dc.identifier.issn0937-9827en
dc.identifier.issn1427-1596en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00414-008-0275-xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92833en
dc.description.abstractAlthough evidence of sharp-force trauma on the human body, particularly the skeleton, can be extremely useful in providing information regarding the manner and context of death, there is still a lack of necessary detail available to the investigator. Using ribs, radii, scapulae, vertebrae and carpal bones, this study demonstrated that distinctions could be made between the stab marks left by serrated blades and those of non-serrated blades. Low power and scanning electron microscopy were used to record distinctive 'T'-shaped stab marks from non-serrated blades and 'Y'-shaped stab marks from serrated blades. In addition, elemental evidence of the presence of the blade in the stab-mark kerf was recoverable even when no metal fragment was visible.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/02/2010]en
dc.subjectcut marken
dc.subjectforensic anthropologyen
dc.subjectSEMen
dc.subjectsharp force traumaen
dc.subjectstabbingen
dc.subjectboneen
dc.titleDifferentiation of serrated and non-serrated blades from stab marks in boneen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Legal Medicineen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 24/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardThompson, T. J. U. and Inglis, J. (2009) 'Differentiation of serrated and non-serrated blades from stab marks in bone', International Journal of Legal Medicine, 123 (2), pp.129-135.en
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