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

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CRC Press, Oct 21, 2015 - Law - 355 pages
Written by the nation's foremost authority on forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this bestseller provides critical information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. Topics covered include the use of DNA and cytology to associate a bullet recovered at the scene to a deceased, bang guns, rubber and plastic bullets, muzzle brakes, and captive-bolts. The book also discusses the ballistics of bullets fired straight up into the air, stellate wounds due to distant gunshot wounds of the head, hangfires, slamfires, and wounds caused by assault rifles.

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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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