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Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780415316019
ISBN: 0415316014
Published: February 2005
Publisher: CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics, Second Edition describes what happens when a weapon is fired in terms of internal, external and terminal, or wound, ballistics and the consequences of these happenings for the forensic scientist both at the scene of the shooting incident and in the laboratory.

With new and updated information, this second edition explains the role of the forensic scientist, including attending the scene of the crime and post-mortem examination, setting up databases, the recovery of deleted markings and serial numbers, instrumental and analytical techniques used in the laboratory, the latest techniques in detection of gunshot residues, and the presentation of evidence in court Warlow; Tom Cambrideshire, UK,

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Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
The BeginningsFirearms Legislation and the Definition of a FirearmMarks and Microscopy - The Emergence of a New ScienceManufacture, Mechanisms, and Design Aspects of FirearmsInternal BallisticsExternal Ballistics and Cartridge LoadingsTerminal/Wound Ballistics and Distance of FiringThe Scene of the Shooting IncidentExamination of Exhibits at the LaboratoryPresentation of Evidence to the CourtsProof Marks and the Proof of FirearmsAppendix 1: Useful DataAppendix 2: German Ordinance Codes Used Between 1938 and 1945