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Crime Scene Evidence: Firearms and Ballistics

BOLTON-KING, Rachel and Schulze, Johan (2015) Crime Scene Evidence: Firearms and Ballistics. In: Practical Veterinary Forensics. CABI. (Submitted)

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Chapter 6 of the book entitled 'Practical Veterinary Forensics' aims to introduce forensic veterinarians to the scientific concepts underpinning the field of firearms and ballistics. This introduction will enable practitioners to understand wound formation depending on the firearm and ammunition used.

Various types of firearms, modern firing mechanisms and ammunition will be explained, together with an introduction to the physical concepts underpinning the four main constituents of the term ballistics; internal, intermediate, external and terminal ballistics. Wound ballistics is a sub-set of terminal ballistics and is specifically discussed to put the physical and chemical scientific concepts into context of forensic veterinary practice. The collection of firearms evidence from an animal and the surrounding crime scene is also considered to explain to practitioners the importance of sending this evidence for further forensic examination and analysis.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Subjects: D200 Clinical Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry
D300 Animal Science
D900 Others in Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects
F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel BOLTON-KING
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 13:25
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 13:26
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2132

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