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98) The court noted that phrases such as "absolute certainty" should be avoided, and that the phrase "reasonable degree of scientific certainty" should also be avoided because "it suggests that forensic ballistics is a science, where it is clearly as much an art as a science.
IN RESPONSE to Robert Bluck's (Mail, July 22) assertion that the CPS should have had enough evidence to charge with murder the police officer who shot Jean Charles Menezes, I would like to point out that there is more to this case than witnesses and forensic ballistics.
Cheryl Forensic ballistics expert Ann Kiernan conducted a series of experiments using synthetic bone, skin and tissue and pig skin at various firing distances to simulate the injury and deposition of soot.

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