This course has been approved by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board
Gunshot trajectory reconstruction can be used to determine locations of victims and suspects during shooting incidents. Trajectory reconstruction may be used to determine special circumstances like lying in wait. Trajectory reconstruction may be used to determine sequence of shots fired, and help to determine the initial shooter.
This class will teach students how to properly document shooting scenes for later prosecution. This class covers topics such as stringing bullet holes to determine individual bullet pathways; measurement of entrance holes; using trajectory paths to position victims and suspects; proper photography of shooting scenes; industry standard terminology; use of laser pointers to locate bullet holes; the value and limitations of ejection pattern evidence; and more.
Students spend time on the range with instructors shooting various "evidence items" with different caliber ammunition to study the resultant bullet holes and fracture patterns.
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