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Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques-—Second Edition

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Vincent J. M. DiMaio
Date Published
421 pages
This book provides information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them.
The book describes practical aspects of ballistics; wound ballistics; the classification of various wounds caused by handguns, rifles and shotguns; autopsy technique and procedure; and laboratory analysis relating to weapons and gunshot evidence. It also examines physical activity following gunshot wounds; minimal velocities necessary to perforate skin; bullet emboli; gunshot wounds of the brain; intrauterine gunshot wounds; lead poisoning from retained bullets; location of fatal gunshot wounds; behavior of ammunition and gunpowder in fires; blunt-force injuries from firearms; multiple gunshot wounds through one entrance; falling bullets; and reaction-response times in handgun shootings. Finally, the book discusses miscellaneous weapons and ammunition, X-rays, detection of gunshot residues, correct handling of deaths from firearms and suicide by firearms. Figures, references, tables, notes, appendixes, index