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Forensic investigation of unusual firearms : ballistic and medico-legal evidence

Author: J K Sinha
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J K Sinha
ISBN: 9781466571372 1466571373
OCLC Number: 798061967
Notes: "A CRC title."
Description: xxi, 190 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: ForwardAcknowledgementsPrefaceAbout the AuthorIntroduction to Unusual FirearmsAdvent of Unusual Firearms in CrimeMaking/Manufacture of Illegal Firearms Illegally Modified, Legal Firearms Substandard and Copies of Branded Firearms Homemade FirearmsInappropriate Constructional Features of Unusual Firearms Irregular Rifling Varying Barrel Shape and SizeVarying Bore Dimension Varying Barrel Lengths Irrespective of Type of Ammunition Varying Muzzle and Breech Thickness Irrespective of Type of Ammunition Varying Chambers: Shape and Size Cartridge Headspace Unusual Firing Pin ArrangementTrigger Pull Locking Arrangement Unusual Locking Arrangement Caliber Designation of Unusual Firearms: New Nomenclatures Bore/Caliber Designation Forensic Investigation of Fired Cartridges of Unusual FirearmsBreech Face MarksModified Procedures for Reproducing Breech MarksEvaluation of Deceptive and Ambiguous MarksExamination of Breech and Unusual FirearmsChamber MarksChamber Shape and SizeChamber-Bore Joint MarksModified Procedures for Reproducing Chamber MarksFiring Pin MarksEvaluation of Multifiring Pin HitsTampered Firing PinExtractor and Ejector Marks Extractor Marks by Low-Pressure Round Ejector Marks and Tampered Firearms Summary of Modified Cartridge Identification Procedures Forensic Investigation of Fired Bullets from Unusual Firearms Inappropriate Rifled Bore Barrel MarksUnder-Bore Sized Rifled BarrelsOver-Bore Sized Rifled Barrels Inappropriate Modified Chamber Inappropriate/Irregular Rifling Mismatch Rifled Firearms Smoothbore Firearms Using Rifled AmmunitionNature of Smoothbore Barrel Marks Using Rifled AmmunitionClass Characteristic Parameters of Unusual Firearms: New Parameters Identification of Bullets Fired from Smoothbore FirearmForensic Investigation of Fired Shot Charge of Unusual Firearms Dispersion of Pellets and Possible Misleading Range Determination Type of Wad Barrel Dimension Linkage of Fired Pellets with Suspect Firearm Barrel Marks on Fired Shot/PelletsReproducibility and Identification of Barrel Marks Misleading Conclusion on Number of Fires from Fired Pellets Pellets without Striations Appear as Unfired, Whether Fired or Not Reloaded Shot Size from a Fired ShellDispersion of Wads and Reconstruction of Shooting IncidentsWads at the Crime SceneUnusual Firearms and Flight of WadsUnusual Barrel Marks on WadsCartridge Splits and Unusual Chamber Marks on Fired Wads Unusual Firearms and Medico-Legal EvidenceShape and Size of Bullet HoleUnrifled Bore Using Rifled AmmunitionUnusual Rifled FirearmsPresence or Absence of the Close-Range Phenomena BurningScorching Blackening Powder Tattooing Metal Vapor Smudging Projectile Scrapings (Bullet Chips) Gunshot Residue (GSR) Particles Unusual Firearms and Contact Shots Abraded and Dirt CollarAbraded Collar Dirt Collar/RingVisual Examination of Firearm Injuries and Caution Needed Blackening and Blackened Bullet PeripheryDetection of Powder Particles on the Bare Body Probable Caliber of Bullet and Type of Firearm from Bullet Hole Caliber from Bullet Hole Determining the Type of Firearm from a Bullet Hole Entry Wound and Direction of Fire Projectile-Tissue Interactions and the Wound Track Exit Holes and Unusual Firearms Wounding Effect of Fired Bullets of Unusual Firearms Determination of Striking Velocity Orientation/Area of Presentation of Nonspinning Bullets at Impact Wounding Capability of Nonspinning Bullets of Unusual Firearms Additional ReadingFirearm Discharge and Time of Firing Evidence of Firing and Unusual Firearms Time of Firing Unusual Rifling Marks on Jacket Pieces and Lead CoreIndex
Responsibility: J.K. Sinha, PhD, former Director In-Charge and Deputy Director (Ballistics), Central Forensic Science Laboratory Chandigarh, India.


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