Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics: Examining and Interpreting Forensic Evidence

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 17, 2011 - Medical - 416 pages
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The updated second edition of Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics includes recent developed analytical techniques and methodologies with a more comprehensive glossary, additional material, and new case studies. With a new chapter on the determination of bullet caliber via x-ray photography, this edition includes revised material on muzzle attachments, proof marks, non-toxic bullets, and gunshot residues. Essential reading for forensic scientists, firearms examiners, defense and prosecution practitioners, the judiciary, and police force, this book is also a helpful reference guide for undergraduate and graduate forensic science students.
 

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Contents

Developments in Forensic Science
Ammunition
Ballistics
Forensic Fichaptertrearms Examination
Microscopy
Hole
and Bullet EntryExit Hole Identification
Gunshot Residue Examination
Qualifying the Expert and Cross Examination
Classification
Appendix 1Importantdates in theHistoryof
content of some cartridge
Appendix5Trade Names
Gun Marks
Hearing Loss
Appendix 9

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