Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Beat P. Kneubuehl, Robin M. Coupland, Markus A. Rothschild, Michael J. Thali
    Pages 1-2
  3. Beat P. Kneubuehl
    Pages 3-85
  4. Beat P. Kneubuehl
    Pages 87-161
  5. Beat P. Kneubuehl
    Pages 163-252
  6. Beat P. Kneubuehl, Robin M. Coupland, Markus A. Rothschild, Michael J. Thali
    Pages 253-303
  7. Robin M. Coupland
    Pages 305-320
  8. Beat P. Kneubuehl
    Pages 321-343
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-496

About this book

Introduction

The definitive interdisciplinary reference work for wound ballistics

Fundamentals in Physics, arms and ammunition, ballistics

Simulating gunshot wounds: Virtopsy  – a virtual autopsy method, combining CT, MRT and surface scanning and Materials that reproduce the interaction of soft tissue, bone and blood vessels with a bullet that penetrates the body.

Wound ballistics for Short-range and long-range weapons, fragments, such as those from bombs and hand grenades, gas jets from blanks, gas weapons, etc., “Non-lethal” weapons as used by the police, in military operations or in urban settings

Specialist knowledge and reference detailed tables: ballistic tables for typical ammunition, ballistic values for numerous types of ammunition, including older types, materials properties, plus additional, hard-to-find data. Most tables are in both metric and U.S. units., an extensive trilingual glossary of specialized terminology in German, English and French

NEW: the latest diagnostic / simulation methods and the latest types of ammunition

The practice and application of wound ballistics in: forensic medicine, surgery – especially emergency and war surgery and international conventions

Globalized conflict zones, terrorism and crime – these issues affect a wider circle than just the armed forces and medical services abroad. Police officers, surgeons, forensics specialists and criminalists also need to be familiar with ballistics and gunshot wounds and must be able to assess the complex factors involved.

The practice and application of wound ballistics in forensic medicine. surgery – especially emergency and war surgery and International conventions.

Globalized conflict zones, terrorism and crime – these issues affect a wider circle than just the armed forces and medical services abroad. Police officers, surgeons, forensics specialists and criminalists also need to be familiar with ballistics and gunshot wounds and must be able to assess the complex factors involved.

Keywords

ballistic bullet wound conventions simulation wound ballistic

Authors and affiliations

  • Robin M. Coupland
    • 1
  • Markus A. Rothschild
    • 2
  • Michael J. Thali
    • 3
  1. 1.Assistance DivisionInternational Committee of the Red CrossGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Forensic MedicineMedical Centre of the University of CologneCologneGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Forensic MedicineUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Editors and affiliations

  • Beat P. Kneubuehl
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Forensic Physics and BallisticsInstitute of Forensic Medicine, University of BerneBerneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20356-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20355-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20356-5
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