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Chemical analysis of firearms, ammunition, and gunshot residue

Author: James Smyth Wallace
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008.
Series: International forensic science and investigation series, 14.
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From the Publisher: Compiling information from the available literature and supplementing gaps with private communications and personal observations and research, this resource summarizes the history of firearms and ammunition as it relates to the development of modern weapons. It details chemical aspects of forensic firearms casework with particular emphasis on the detection of gunshot residues (GSR) on a suspects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic information resources
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Wallace, James Smyth.
Chemical analysis of firearms, ammunition, and gunshot residue.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008000780
(OCoLC)190875984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Smyth Wallace
ISBN: 9781420069716 1420069713 9781420069662 1420069667
OCLC Number: 231681848
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
Glossary --
Part 1: Introduction --
1: Definitions --
Part 2: Historical Aspects Of Firearms And Ammunition --
2: History of gunpowder --
3: History of ignition systems --
4: History of bullets --
5: History of ammunition --
6: History of firearms --
Part 3: Chemical Aspects Of Firearms And Ammunition --
7: Cartridge cases --
8: Primer cups (caps) --
9: Priming compositions --
10: Propellants --
11: Projectiles --
12: Complementary ammunition components --
13: Caseless ammunition --
14: Blank ammunition --
15: Firearm construction materials --
Part 4: Firearm Discharge Residue --
16: Firearm discharge residue detection techniques --
17: Properties of firearm discharge residue --
Part 5: Experimental --
18: Objectives, sampling procedures, instrumentation, and conditions --
19: Particle classification scheme --
20: Casework-related tests --
21: Analysis of ammunition --
22: Ammunition containing mercury --
23: Lead-free ammunition --
Part 6: Suspect Processing Procedures --
24: Firearm discharge residue sampling --
Part 7: Organic Components of Firearm Discharge Residue --
25: Sampling of skin and clothing surfaces for firearm discharge residue --
26: Development of a method for organic firearm discharge residue detection --
Conclusion --
Index.
Series Title: International forensic science and investigation series, 14.
Responsibility: James Smyth Wallace.

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