Practical Shooting Incident Reconstruction
July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
The Practical Shooting Reconstruction course is designed for police officers, detectives, criminalists, forensic scientists, and crime scene investigators who would be tasked to investigate a shooting scene. The course focuses on firearms mechanics; ballistic trajectories; how bullets interact with various surfaces; and practical recognition, documentation, processing, and analysis of shooting scene evidence. Students will review real-world cases, investigate mock scenes, and gain experience with empirical testing and experimentation.
This course includes many hands-on experiments and practical exercises.
• Understanding Internal Ballistics
• Comprehending External Ballistic paths
• Interpreting Terminal Ballistic Damage
• Orientation, sequencing, position, and range of firearm discharge
• Document and reconstruct trajectories
• Location and positioning of victim
• Application of chemical reagents
• Proper use trajectory reconstruction tools and techniques
• Documentation techniques
• Notes and Reports
• Laser Scanning