Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques / Edition 2

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Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and foren sic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, Gunshot Wounds: Pra ctical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Secon d Edition provides critical information on gunshot wounds and the weap ons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of var ious wounds caused by handguns, bang guns, rifles, and shotguns. The f inal chapters explain autopsy technique and procedure and laboratory a nalysis relating to weapons and gunshot evidence.

"The authoritative 2nd edition includes new coverage of DNA and cytology, bang guns, rubber & plastic bullets, and more, as well as 78 new photographs...written by the nation's foremost expert on the subject."

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With some 78 new horrific black-and-white photographs, and expanded discussions and references, a Texas county chief medical examiner updates the 1985 edition as guns continue to account for the majority of murders and suicides. Dr. Di Maio covers all the bloody bases: from types of firearms and ammunitions to the latest in forensic analyses (e.g. DNA typing of tissue on bullets). Appends myths and facts about "stopping power" and hollow-point pistol ammunition, and a section on the forensic autopsy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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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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