Forensic Firearm Examination

Forensic Firearm Examination
  • Author : Chris Monturo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 June 2019
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Forensic Firearm Examination provides the reader with a thorough understanding of theory, application, and process of firearm comparison. It is essential in the field of forensic firearm examination to not only understand the marks that examiners are observing, but more importantly learn where these marks come from during the manufacturing process. This book explores the various machining techniques utilized in the manufacturing process and the resulting marks left by those tools. This information will equip the examiner with the knowledge

Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics

Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics
  • Author : Brian J. Heard
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 17 August 2011
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The updated second edition of Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics includes recent developed analytical techniques and methodologies with a more comprehensive glossary, additional material, and new case studies. With a new chapter on the determination of bullet caliber via x-ray photography, this edition includes revised material on muzzle attachments, proof marks, non-toxic bullets, and gunshot residues. Essential reading for forensic scientists, firearms examiners, defense and prosecution practitioners, the judiciary, and police force, this book is also a helpful reference guide

Forensic Investigation of Unusual Firearms

Forensic Investigation of Unusual Firearms
  • Author : J.K. Sinha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 07 November 2014
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In recent years, the use of illegally produced firearms has increased exponentially worldwide. These are often cheap, nonstandard firearms that defy known classification and identification criteria. The use of unusual firearms in crimes has frequently led to unpredictable and misleading reconstruction of shooting incidents. In this book, internatio

Firearm and Toolmark Examination and Identification

Firearm and Toolmark Examination and Identification
  • Author : Max M. Houck
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 October 2015
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The Advanced Forensic Science Series grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: "Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward." This volume, Firearm and Toolmark Examination and Identification, will serve as a graduate-level text for those studying and teaching firearm and toolmark examination and identification. It will also prove an excellent reference for forensic practitioner’s libraries or use in their casework. Coverage includes a wide variety of tools and toolmarks, analysis of gunshots, ammunition, gunshot wounds and professional issues

Forensic Ballistics in Court

Forensic Ballistics in Court
  • Author : Brian J. Heard
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 11 March 2013
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Forensic Ballistics in Court: Interpretation and Presentation of Firearms Evidence is an accessible introduction to firearms and ballistics evidence and how this is analysed and presented as evidence in a court of law. The book approaches the subject in terms of the realities of case work, opening with a clear and illustrated explanation of the correct nomenclature for various weapon types and their parts. Ammunition is also extensively covered, again with annotated illustrations. Basic external and terminal ballistics, wounding capabilities

Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Shooting Incident Reconstruction
  • Author : Michael G. Haag,Lucien C. Haag
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 October 2020
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Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Third Edition, offers a thorough explanation of matters from simple to complex to help the reader understand the factors surrounding ballistics, trajectory, and shooting scenes. Forensic scientists, law enforcement, and crime scene investigators are often tasked with reconstruction of events based on crime scene evidence, along with the subsequent analysis of that evidence. The use and misuse of firearms to perpetrate crimes from theft to murder necessitates numerous invitations to reconstruct shooting incidents. The discharge of firearms

Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics

Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics
  • Author : Margaret-Ann Armour
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 14 October 2004
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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 labor

Cartridges and Firearm Identification

Cartridges and Firearm Identification
  • Author : Robert E. Walker
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 26 November 2012
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At a time when crime scene television shows are all the rage amongst the civilian population, knowledge of firearm forensics is of paramount importance to crime scene analysts, police detectives, and attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense. Cartridges and Firearm Identification brings together a unique, multidisciplined approach to quest

Firearm and Toolmark Identification

Firearm and Toolmark Identification
  • Author : Ronald Nichols
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 July 2018
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Firearm and Tool Mark Identification: The Scientific Reliability of the Forensic Science Discipline examines the scientific reliability of the firearm and tool mark identification discipline (FATM-ID). It answers two primary questions that are necessary to assess the reliability of FATM-ID, including 1) Do different tools produce different tool marks? and 2) Can a trained examiner reliably distinguish among them? Other books published on the topic have assumed these true and have simply discussed what is involved in the discipline. This book brings

Ballistic Imaging

Ballistic Imaging
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Materials Advisory Board,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Committee on Law and Justice,Committee to Assess the Feasibility, Accuracy, and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 October 2008
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Ballistic Imaging assesses the state of computer-based imaging technology in forensic firearms identification. The book evaluates the current law enforcement database of images of crime-related cartridge cases and bullets and recommends ways to improve the usefulness of the technology for suggesting leads in criminal investigations. It also advises against the construction of a national reference database that would include images from test-fires of every newly manufactured or imported firearm in the United States. The book also suggests further research on

Forensic Analysis

Forensic Analysis
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Scientific Assessment of Bullet Lead Elemental Composition Comparison
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 26 March 2004
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Since the 1960s, testimony by representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in thousands of criminal cases has relied on evidence from Compositional Analysis of Bullet Lead (CABL), a forensic technique that compares the elemental composition of bullets found at a crime scene to the elemental composition of bullets found in a suspect’s possession. Different from ballistics techniques that compare striations on the barrel of a gun to those on a recovered bullet, CABL is used when no gun

Kidnapping and Abduction

Kidnapping and Abduction
  • Author : Brian John Heard
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 December 2014
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Terrorist groups and organized crime cartels pose an increasing threat of kidnapping throughout many regions in the word. At the same time, international travel has become more commonplace for both business and leisure purposes. Kidnapping and Abduction: Minimizing the Threat and Lessons in Survival provides a practical guide on the precautions travelers can take to avoid being kidnapped or derail a kidnapping attempt in progress. In the event this cannot be avoided, the book supplies advice on how to ensure

Forensic Investigation of Unusual Firearms

Forensic Investigation of Unusual Firearms
  • Author : J.K. Sinha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 07 November 2014
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In recent years, the use of illegally produced firearms has increased exponentially worldwide. These are often cheap, nonstandard firearms that defy known classification and identification criteria. The use of unusual firearms in crimes has frequently led to unpredictable and misleading reconstruction of shooting incidents. In this book, internationally known forensic firearm expert, J.K. Sinha, presents a detailed forensic study of unusual firearms, with the goal of helping crime-scene investigators to minimize erroneous conclusions in cases where these types of