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Practical veterinary forensics.

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The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and animals; forensic science and applications to One Health; evidence collection and gathering about the living...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 81)

Firearms and ballistics.

This chapter aims to provide an introductory explanation of the scientific theory underpinning firearms, ammunition and ballistics. The focus will be on the common types of firearm and associated ammunition that are utilized by civilians, which would ultimately be encountered in the majority of cases where veterinarians are involved in forensic investigations. This section also introduces some of the key scientific principles underpinning shooting incidents that may influence observed wounding in animals.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction - What is veterinary forensics? Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Forensic philosophy. Author(s): Harrison, K. Bailey, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Law and animals. Author(s): Rook, D. Swan, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) Forensic science and applications to One Health. Author(s): Reeve-Johnson, L. Bailey, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Evidence collection and gathering: the living evidence. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 62) Forensic examination of animal hair. Author(s): Gwinnett, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 118) Blood and blood pattern analysis. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 134) Understanding the nature of document evidence. Author(s): Kalantzis, N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 146) Forensic toxicology. Author(s): Rogers, E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) Bitemark analysis. Author(s): Bailey, D. Hamilton-Ible, J. Leicester, L. MacLeod, L. Wharton, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) Report writing. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 189) The human-animal interaction. Author(s): Swan, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Forensic and Crime Science, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642949
  • Record Number
  • 20163206699