Firearms Tutorial

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No matter which side you take on the sale and use of firearms in this country, the fact remains that you will encounter the results of firearms injuries. This tutorial is designed to give you a working knowledge of the types of firearms, the types of ammunition used, the nature of injuries that can be produced in the body, and the investigative techniques employed by the forensic pathologist in assessing firearms injuries.

Sections of the Tutorial

Statistics, Gun Control Issues, and Safety

History of Firearms


Anatomy of Firearms


Patterns of Tissue Injury

Criminalistics Laboratory Methods

Examination of Gunshot Residue

Other Issues and Injuries


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