Ballistics

Ballistics

Outline:

A course delivered by UK vocational experts designed for investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic technicians and others involved in criminal and medico-legal investigations to develop a fundamental knowledge of Ballistics and Firearms, their identification, their recovery and the practical application of the discipline in casework.

Course Modules:

• Laboratory Safety Assessment
• Scene Contamination Controls
• Laboratory customer question based approach and assessment
• Evidence Photography and Documentation
• (optional) Range Safety Assessment
• Safe Weapons Handling
• History of Firearms manufacture
• Types of Firearms
• Types of Ammunition
• Ammunition Composition
• Firearm Components and Operation
• UK/International Law
• Scene Evidence Collection
• Trajectory Calculation
• Microscopy
• Comparison Techniques
• Class and Individual characteristics for firearms Examination
• Introduction to Internal, External and Terminal Ballistics
• Documenting Firearm Evidence
• Reporting of Evidence

Instructor to Student Ratio:

1:5 (min 2 Instructors)

Course duration:

10 – 15 Days Subject to depth and language of delivery

Location:

UK or Customer Overseas Location as required

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