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 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.

"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
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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