Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, SECOND EDITION (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Dec 30, 1998 - Law - 424 pages
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Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Second Edition provides critical information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of various wounds caused by handguns, bang guns, rifles, and shotguns. The final chapters explain autopsy technique and procedure and laboratory analysis relating to weapons and gunshot evidence.
  

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Contents

1
1
Rifles
12
Assault Rifles
13
Shotguns
15
Caliber Nomenclature for Rifled Weapons
16
Ammunition
17
Head Stamps
20
Primers
21
Shot
215
Buckshot Ammunition
216
Shotgun Slugs
218
Wounds Due to Slugs
223
Wound Ballistics of the Shotgun
227
Shotgun Wounds
228
Contact Wounds of the Head
229
Intermediate and CloseRange Wounds of the Head
233

Propellants
23
Bullets
25
Caseless Ammunition
28
Flint and Percussion Weapons
29
References
31
2
33
Class and Individual Characteristics of Bullets
39
Cartridge Cases
42
Base Markings
43
Cytology on Bullets and Clothing
45
DNA Typing of Tissue on Bullets
46
Black Powder Firearms
47
References
52
3
53
Loss of Kinetic Energy
58
References
62
4
65
NearContact Wounds
68
IntermediateRange Wounds
71
Cylinder Gap
75
Silencers
78
Flash Suppressors
79
Miscellaneous Powder Patterns
82
Entrance Versus Exit Wounds
83
Exit Wounds
92
Miscellaneous Entrance Wounds
96
Intermediary Targets
97
Powder Tattooing and PseudoPowder Tattooing
103
PseudoSoot
107
Ricochet Bullets
109
Bone
113
Bullet Wounds of the Skull
115
Caliber Determination from Entrance Wounds
118
Bullet Wipe
119
References
120
5
123
Contact Wounds
125
Contact Wounds Over Bone
127
NearContact Wounds
134
Hair
135
IntermediateRange Wounds
136
Cylinder Gap
144
Distant Wounds
145
Centerfire Handgun Cartridges
146
32 ACP 765 x 17SR
147
32 Smith Wesson and 32 Smith Wesson Long
148
38 Special
149
9mm Luger 9mm Parabellum9 x 19mm
150
References
151
6
153
22 Magnum
154
22 Short Long and Long Rifle Cartridges
155
22 Short Cartridge
157
Shot Cartridges
158
BB and CB Caps
160
CCI Rimfire Ammunition
161
IntermediateRange Wounds
163
Distant Wounds
164
References
166
7
167
Centerfire Rifle Bullets
172
Centerfire Rifle Wounds
177
Powder Tattooing
185
Xrays
189
Perforating Tendency of Centerfire Rifle Bullets
190
SootLike Residues
194
Assault Rifles
195
Military Ammunition Converted to Sporting Ammunition
198
223 Remington 556 x 45 mm
200
762 x 39
201
762 x 54R 762mm MosinNagent
202
8
203
Shotgun Ammunition
206
Contact Wounds of the Trunk
234
Intermediate Range Wounds of the Body
236
Distant Wounds
237
Wounds from Buckshot
245
Pellet Holes in Window Screens
247
SawedOff Shotguns
248
Shotgun Diverters
249
Miscellaneous Shotgun Ammunition
250
References
251
9
253
Physical Activity Following Gunshot Wounds
254
Wounds Seen in The Emergency Room
256
Minimal Velocities Necessary to Perforate Skin
258
Bullet Emboli
260
Gunshot Wounds of the Brain
262
Shape of the Bullet Tracks
263
Intrauterine Gunshot Wounds
266
Location of Fatal Gunshot Wounds
268
BluntForce Injuries from Firearms
270
Multiple Gunshot Wounds Through One Entrance
271
ReactionResponse Times in Handgun Shootings
273
References
274
Miscellaneous 10
277
Zip Guns
282
Stud Guns
283
Captive Bolt Devices Pistols
284
Bang Sticks
286
Bullets without Rifling Marks
288
Elongated bullets
289
Tandem Bullets
292
HollowPoint Design
293
Miscellaneous Bullet Designs
296
Ammunition Intended for Use In Indoor Ranges
299
NYCLAD Revolver Cartridges
300
Handgun Shot Cartridges
301
Plastic Training Ammunition
302
Flechettes
303
Rubber and Plastic Bullets
304
Blank Cartridge Injuries
305
Electrical Guns
308
Markings and Foreign Material on Bullets
311
Effect of Environmental Temperature on Bullet Velocity
312
References
313
11
315
References
325
12
327
Methods of Analyzing Gunshot Residues
328
Flameless Atomic Absorption Spectrometry FAAS
329
Scanning MicroscopeEnergy Dispersive Xray Spectrometery SEMEDX
334
Trace Metal Detection Technique TMDT
335
Gunshot Wounds Through Clothing
336
Analytical Examination of Clothing for Range Determination
340
The Sodium Rhodizonate Test
341
EDX for Examination of Clothes
342
Addendum
344
References
345
13
347
The Autopsy Report
351
14
355
Suicides Due to Handguns
357
Suicides Due to Long Arms
363
Suicides in General
364
Movement of Firearms at the Scene
367
Backspatter Blowback on the Hands of Shooters in Cases of Suicide
369
Backspatter Blowback on Weapons in Cases of Contact Wounds
370
Accidental Deaths from Firearms
371
Rifles and Shotguns
376
References
377
Stopping Power and HollowPoint Pistol Ammunition Myths and Facts
379
The Forensic Autopsy in Gunshot Wound Cases
383
Index
389
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