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Ballistics

  • By: Lawrence Kobilinsky
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Ballistics is the area of forensic science that deals with the study of firearms, ammunition, and bullet trajectory (flight path). Firearms include handguns (revolvers or semiautomatics), rifles, and shotguns. Much of ballistics involves what happens when a weapon is fired. Pulling ...

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