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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2016) 45(2): 99–105


EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON DAMAGE PATTERN CAUSED ON MALAYSIAN MADE HOLLOW BLOCKS BY GUNS OF DIFFERENT CALIBERS

 

HOR TZE BAO1, NATARAJA MOORTHY, T.2*, RASYIDI BIN HARUN3 and MOHD ZAHEDI DAUD4

1Forensic Science Program, Department of Diagnostics and Allied Health Sciences,

FHLS, Management and Science University Shah Alam, Selangor

2Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,

Management and Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor

3Ballistics Division, Polis Di Raja Malaysia, Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur

4Management and Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor

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Accepted 24 October 2016, Published online 21 December 2016

 

ABSTRACT

Firearm and ballistics in an important area in forensic investigation. Among three ballistics, terminal ballistics plays a vital role in to solve the mystery in crime scenes. The present experimental study is aimed to study the damage pattern caused on Malaysian made hollow blocks by using various firearm. For the experimental study, firearms viz. 0.38 revolver, 9mm sub-machine gun, 9 mm semi auto pistol, 5.56 mm rifle and 7.62 mm rifle were used with varying ranges. The shooting experiment was conducted at Sungai Buloh shooting range by trained firearms experts, Polis Di Raja Malaysia, Bukit Aman. Kuala Lumpur. The entry and exit damages were analyzed and the result of the investigation provided promising result in determining the type of firearm and other useful information. The entry damages are found to be comparatively smaller than the exit damages in the hollow blocks. The long arms caused more damages on the hollow blocks comparatively than hand arms.

Key words: Forensic science, firearms, damages, Malaysian hollow blocks

 

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