Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition

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CRC Press, Oct 21, 2015 - Law - 355 pages
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Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to 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, rifles, and shotguns. It also explains autopsy techniques and procedures and laboratory analyses relating to weapons and gunshot evidence. A much-needed update after nearly 20 years, the third edition of Gunshot Wounds provides the latest and most thorough information on firearms and best practices for examining firearm-related wounds.

 

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Contents

Firearms and Ammunition
1
Forensic Aspects of Ballistics
29
Wound Ballistics
47
Introduction to the Classification of Gunshot Wounds
57
Wounds due to Handguns
109
Wounds from Rimfire Firearms
133
Wounds from Centerfire Rifles
145
Wounds from Shotguns
179
Weapons and Ammunition Miscellaneous
245
XRays
277
Detection of Gunshot Residues
287
Correct Handling of Deaths from Firearms
305
Suicide by Firearms
313
Stopping Power and HollowPoint Pistol Ammunition
335
Forensic Autopsy in Gunshot Wound Cases
339
Back Cover
345

Bloody Bodies and Bloody Scenes
225

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Vincent J.M. Di Maio, MD, was a medical examiner and then deputy chief medical examiner in Dallas County, Texas. He then became the chief medical examiner in Bexar County (San Antonio), Texas from 1981 to 2006. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is board-certified in anatomical, clinical, and forensic pathology. He has over 40 years of experience as a forensic pathologist and has been recognized with several awards. He is a fellow of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has authored many scientific publications, letters, and medical textbook chapters, has written three other texts in forensic psychology, and is editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.

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