Peak Penetration Force during Stabbing of Chest Wall with a Ceremonial Sword

Category: Publication

Publication: Current Forensic Science

Authors: Geoffrey T. Desmoulin, Marc-André Nolette, Theodore E. Milner

Summary: Fatal stab wounds, often targeting the chest, involve knives with varying forces for penetration. Studies on human cadavers and surrogate materials indicate that the type of knife and tissue properties, along with geometric factors, influence the force needed. Understanding these factors is essential for forensic analysis and crime-solving related to stabbing incidents.