The limitation of the database on the properties of the bullet cartridge of traumatic (non-lethal) action 12-gauge “Teren-12P” as well as the nature and peculiarities of injuries caused by it can lead to certain difficulties in the conduction of the complex forensic examinations when investigating their wide-scale use. Using pig skin and ballistic clay experimental shots from shotgun “Fort-500M” using bullet cartridge “Teren-12P” from a distance of 15 m were carried out. The obtained data were compared with the available clinical and morphological data when observing the course of damage to the human hip formed under the same conditions. During the experimental studies morphological features of typical skin damage caused by the action of elastic “Teren-12P” bullet cartridges as well as the features of the process of wound healing were established. It is of great relevance for both forensic experts and medical personnel of healthcare facilities, as detailed and qualitative description of the nature of these damages in medical records allows obtaining more complete forensic information when conducting forensic examinations.
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