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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Roden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:11:11Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:11:11Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-12-24T02:46:49Z
dc.identifier.issn20902697en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4303/jfb/F100301en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35450
dc.description.abstractBiomechanics testimony was sought to assess the feasibility of a claim made by the defendant that a fatal head injury sustained by the victim arose as a result of the defendant throwing a child's bicycle a horizontal distance of 7 m which accidentally struck the victim. The method of projection was claimed to involve pushing the bicycle from the chest equally with both hands from a stationary upright standing position in a manner similar to a chest pass in basketball. A further consideration in the case was that the maximum height of the projectile during flight was constrained by the presence of an overhead ceiling. Using equations for uniform motion and based on measurements made at the crime scene, it was determined that the theoretical release speed of the projectile could not have been less than 10.0-11.0 m/s and was probably closer to 14 m/s. These estimated release speeds are substantially higher than the release speeds associated with a comparable movement pattern, namely, the maximal two-handed bench throw (~2.5 m/s), and instead approximate the release speeds recorded by the best three throwers in the Men's Shot Put at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (13.60-13.95 m/s). It therefore seems highly unlikely that the defendant could have thrown the projectile a horizontal distance of 7 m as claimed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAshdin Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Forensic Biomechanicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomechanicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110601en_US
dc.titleAn Application of the Principles of Projectile Motion to a Homicide Investigationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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