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Shooting incident reconstruction

Shooting incident reconstruction

Author: Michael G Haag; Lucien C Haag
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press ; San Diego, CA : Imprint of Elsevier, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Fully updated and revised to include the latest information and advances in the field of firearms evidence analysis. This edition includes three new chapters covering gun sound levels, projectiles and glass, and working the shooting scene. The comprehensive analysis provided by the authors covers crimes ranging from accidental injuries to carefully planned murders -- from cover.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Haag; Lucien C Haag
ISBN: 9780123822413 0123822416 0123822424 9780123822420
OCLC Number: 701672517
Notes: Lucien Haag is the first named author of the earlier ed.
Description: xviii, 420 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Case approach, philosophy, and objectives --
Working shooting scenes --
The reconstructive aspects of class characteristics and a limited universe --
Is it a bullet hole? --
Some useful reagents and their application --
Distance and orientation derived from gunshot residue patterns --
Projectile penetration and perforation --
Projectiles and glass --
Projectile ricochet and deflection --
The principles of "trajectory" reconstruction --
Determining bullet track ("trajectory") in gunshot victims --
Trace evidence considerations associated with firearms --
True ballistics : long-range shootings and falling bullets --
Cartridge case ejection and ejection patterns --
The shooting of motor vehicles --
Shotgun shootings and evidence --
Sound levels of gunshots, supersonic bullets, and other impulse sounds --
Ultimate objectives, reports, and court presentations.
Responsibility: Michael G. Haag, Lucien C. Haag.


Forensic scientists, law enforcement, and crime scene investigators are often tasked with reconstruction of events based on crime scene evidence, and the analysis of that evidence. This book  Read more...


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