Shooting Scene Investigation
Course Coming Soon: 5 Days / 40 Credit Hours
In our new Shooting Scene Investigation course, students will earn 40 credit
hours over 5 days. This course will introduce students to the techniques
required to properly document evidence at crime scenes involving firearms.
What You Will Learn
Ballistics refers to the analysis of three components inherent in a shooting
incident: internal, external, and terminal ballistics. Students will gain
a basic understanding of the mechanical action of a firearm, bullet flight
and target impact associations. Terminology associated with shooting incidents
will be introduced and participants will perform laboratory exercises
to determine angle of penetration, shot sequencing, muzzle-to-target distance
estimation, and gunshot residue testing procedures.
Topics covered include:
- Internal, external, and terminal ballistics
- Bullet and firearm terminology
- Wound ballistics
- Determination of the direction of penetration in different target surfaces
- Angle of impact determination
- Glass fracture analysis
- Determination of minimum and maximum firing distances using lasers
- Gunshot residue testing procedures on human skin, fabric and target surfaces
For more information,
contact us at (888) 518-2832!