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

Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.

December 30, 1998 by CRC Press
Reference - 422 Pages
ISBN 9780849381638 - CAT# 8163
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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Features

  • Use of DNA and cytology to associate a bullet recovered at the scene to a deceased
  • Bang guns
  • Rubber and plastic bullets
  • Muzzle brakes
  • Captive-bolts
  • Ballistics of bullets fired straight up into the air
  • Stellate wounds due to distant gunshot wounds of the head
  • Hangfires; slamfires
  • Wounds due to assault rifles Updated and expanded topics in this edition include:
  • Wounds due to air rifles; bullet emboli
  • Blowback of blood on weapons and hands in suicide cases
  • Richochets
  • Suicides
  • Summary

    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.