Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics, Second Edition (International Forensic Science and Investigation)

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.