About the Author

Dr. Jim Wallace is a retired U.K. forensic scientist who worked in the firearms section of the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Laboratory for almost 25 years.

During this time he experienced many complex and controversial cases, the vast majority of which were terrorist-related incidents. His main interests include the chemical examinations relating to firearms casework, research and development work arising from same, crime scene examination, health and safety issues, quality assurance, suspect handling and processing, and contamination avoidance procedures both inside and outside the laboratory.

He is the author/co-author of 14 scientific papers and has contributed to a textbook on forensic science. He is a member of the Forensic Science Society and retains an active interest in forensic chemistry, particularly in the area of trace evidence detection.

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