Introduction to Forensic Firearms Identification

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Course Objectives

On completing this course, trainees will have an introduction to the fundamentals of triaging cartridge case and bullet exhibits from crime scenes and test-firing in order to select suitable candidates for image capture in IBIS® systems. The course also introduces trainees to the basics of Forensic Firearms Examination and Identification techniques as well as the basics of Firearm and Ammunition history, manufacturing and development.

PART 1: Firearms 101

Firearms Examination

  • Firearms Safety and Operation
  • Evidence Handling Protocols

Firearms Development

  • Firearms Development
  • Type of Firearms

Ammunition Development

  • Ammunition Designs
  • Historical Chronology of Ammunition
  • Historical Classification of Ammunition

Basic Firearm Examination Techniques

  • Safe handling of firearms
  • Firearms Examination Procedure
  • Test Firing Procedures and Protocols
PART 2: TRIAGING - Identification Techniques for Fired Cartridge Cases

Comparison Microscope Examination

  • History of the Comparison Microscope

Cartridge Case Examination

  • History of Cartridge Case Examination
  • Identification Marks on Cartridge Cases
  • Cartridge Case Examination Techniques
  • Comparison Microscope Examination of Fired Cartridge Cases
PART 3: TRIAGING - Identification Techniques for Fired Bullets

Bullet Examination

  • History of Fired Bullet Identification
  • Barrel Manufacturing
  • Identification Marks on Bullets
  • Bullet Examination Techniques
  • Comparison Microscope Examination of Bullets

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