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Author Di Maio, Vincent J. M., 1941- author.

Title Gunshot wounds : practical aspects of firearms, ballistics, and forensic techniques / Vincent J.M. Dimaio
Edition Third edition
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 355 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations series
CRC series in practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations.
Contents 1. Firearms and ammunition -- 2. Forensic aspects of ballistics -- 3. Wound ballistics -- 4. Introduction to the classification of gunshot wounds -- 5. Wounds due to handguns -- 6. Wounds from rimfire firearms -- 7. Wounds from centerfire rifles -- 8. Wounds from shotguns -- 9. Bloody bodies and bloody scenes -- 10. Weapons and ammunition : miscellaneous -- 11. X-rays -- 12. Detection of gunshot residues -- 13. Correct handling of deaths from firearms -- 14. Suicide by firearms
Summary "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."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 29, 2015)
Subject Ballistics.
Forensic ballistics.
Forensic pathology.
Gunshot wounds.
Forensic Medicine.
Wounds, Gunshot.
Forensic ballistics.
Forensic pathology.
Gunshot wounds.
LAW / Criminal Law / General
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0367805715