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

Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.

CRC Press
Published October 21, 2015
Reference - 355 Pages - 377 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498725699 - CAT# K25789
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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  • Provides a one-stop resource for all aspects of firearms, gunshot wounds, and related forensic techniques
  • Includes nearly 350 full-color images with nearly 50 new figures and images
  • Covers new topics and developments since the previous edition, including: personal defense weapons, paintball and nail guns, lead-free ammunition, hollow-point bullet design, frangible rounds, smokeless powder, gunshots through glass, ricochet bullets, powder tattooing, DNA and fingerprint examinations of bullets and cartridge cases, microscopic examination of gunshot wounds, and the theory of wounding


Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to 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, rifles, and shotguns. It also explains autopsy techniques and procedures and laboratory analyses relating to weapons and gunshot evidence. A much-needed update after nearly 20 years, the third edition of Gunshot Wounds provides the latest and most thorough information on firearms and best practices for examining firearm-related wounds.


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