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

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Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics, Second Edition offers a comprehensive reference on the forensic science of firearms. It describes what happens when a weapon is fired in terms of internal, external, and terminal/ wound ballistics, and discusses the consequences for the forensic scientist both at the scene of the shooting and in the laboratory.

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Tom Warlow has more than 50 years of experience using and handling firearms and was for nine years a member of the statutory Firearms Consultative Committee, which advisedthe U.K. Government on firearms and firearms legislation as well as providing an annual report to Parliament. He was a casework reporting officer for more than 25 years in the national Firearms Unit in the U.K., a division with oversight of 50 million persons in England and Wales and covering 43 police force areas. Mr. Warlow has a keen interest in gun sports.

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I ... was amazed at the encyclopedic knowledge [Tom Warlow] has acquired over a lifetime of work as a forensic scientist. ... This book is ... an enjoyable read. ... Forensic science trainees and death scene investigators will find this text fascinating, and I would certainly recommend that they read this book.
- www.forensicmed.co.uk

...the book is more suitable for the novice based in the UK. ...the author offers some good advice to the novice, and as well for the advanced reader... .The author's extensive knowledge of the subject matter is clearly demonstrated...
-Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

This book has clearly been written by a very experienced firearm examiner and it deals with all areas of work that an examiner might encounter... There is a vast amount of information packed into this book and there is something of value for anyone connected with the investigation of crimes involving firearms. The book will be of particular value as an aid to those training in the forensic examination of firearms.

- in Science and Justice

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