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Firearms, the Law and Forensic Ballistics / Edition 2

Firearms, the Law and Forensic Ballistics / Edition 2

by Tom Warlow


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Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics, Second Edition offers a comprehensive reference on the forensic science of firearms. It describes what happens when a weapon is fired in terms of internal, external, and terminal/ wound ballistics, and discusses the consequences for the forensic scientist both at the scene of the shooting and in the laboratory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415316019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/22/2004
Series: International Forensic Science and Investigation Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

The Beginnings Firearms Legislation and the Definition of a Firearm Marks and Microscopy - The Emergence of a New Science Manufacture, Mechanisms, and Design Aspects of Firearms Internal Ballistics External Ballistics and Cartridge Loadings Terminal/Wound Ballistics and Distance of Firing The Scene of the Shooting Incident Examination of Exhibits at the Laboratory Presentation of Evidence to the Courts Proof Marks and the Proof of Firearms Appendix 1: Useful Data Appendix 2: German Ordinance Codes Used Between 1938 and 1945

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