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

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

by Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849395046

ISBN-13: 9780849395048

Pub. Date: 09/01/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849395048
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Series:
Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series, #62
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Firearms and Ammunition
The Forensic Aspects of Ballistics
Wound Ballistics
An Introduction to the Classification of Gunshot Wounds
Wounds Due to Handguns
Wounds from .22 Caliber Rimfire Weapons
Wounds from Centerfire Rifles
Wounds from Shotguns
Bloody Bodies and Bloody Scenes
Miscellaneous Weapons and Ammunition
X-rays
Detection of Gunshot Residues
Correct Handling of Deaths from Firearms
Suicide by Firearms
Appendix A: "Stopping Power" and Hollow-Point Pistol Ammunition: Myths and Facts
Appendix B: The Forensic Autopsy in Gunshot Wound Cases

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