Bullet Path Documentation and Trajectory Analysis with Laser Scan Data

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21 in stock

DATE: Wednesday, June 5

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

21 in stock

Bullet Path Documentation and Trajectory Analysis with Laser Scan Data (4 hours)
Bullet Path Documentation and Trajectory Analysis with Laser Scan Data is a 4-hour “field to finish” workshop during which participant will learn the basics of hands-on 3-D laser scanning, diagram creation and bullet trajectory report writing. Students will use 3-D scanners to acquire data from bullet defects in simulated walls that were created prior to the workshop. While the instructors will have Leica scanners available for student use, the workshop is not Leica specific and students are encouraged to bring the laser scanner they use at work regardless of brand or model.

After acquiring the data students will be required to convert the data points into a usable format for investigative and courtroom presentation. 12 laptops with preloaded software will be provided for student use during the workshop, but students are again encouraged to bring and use the computers and software they use on the job.

SYLLABUS:

Time | Curriculum Segment
00:00 – 00:10 | Introduction and Class Polling
00:10 – 00:30 | Lecture on Shooting Reconstruction and Taxonomy
00:30 – 01:00 | Lecture on laser scanner theory and best practices for trajectory evidence documentation
01:00 – 01:10 | Break
01:10 – 01:50 | Laser scanner practical demonstration and trajectory data collection
01:50 – 02:00 | Break
02:00 – 04:00 | Laser scan data import and bullet path reconstruction analysis practical exercise

ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY: Each pair of students will be required to collect bullet path / trajectory data in a 3-D space created by the instructors. Data collection may be performed using the scanner used by the student in his/her daily assignment or with the scanners provided by the instructors.
Students are required to generate a bullet path reconstruction report that will include a screenshot of the diagram created using the data they collected. This diagram may be produced using the software the student uses on a routine basis or may be completed using the software provided by the instructors. The report must also include the measured trajectory rods, the angular measurements of the trajectory rods, and a graphic representation of the trajectory uncertainty. Instructors will evaluate both the diagram and report to ensure it meets generally accepted standards for bullet path reconstruction reports. A workshop certificate will not be awarded unless the student satisfies both the data collection and report generation criteria.

Instructors: William Henningsen & Keith Slater
William Henningsen is a graduate of Creighton University and has been with the Omaha Police Department’s Forensic Investigations Unit (FIU) since 1996. Since 2015, Will has been partnered with Collision & Crime Forensic Solutions (CFS) and provides forensic mapping training and unbiased consulting for Public Safety professionals. He is currently certified as a Forensic Video Technician by the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA). Will is also certified by Leica Geosystems as a Forensic Laser Scanner and has been previously certified as a Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification (IAI). He serves as a Director on the Board of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology (IAFSM) and has been a member of that organization since 2012. Will has been engaged in many private and public organizations tasked with developing national standards and best practices for 3D Forensic Mapping. Most recently he served on the Terrestrial Laser Scanning Working Group for the National Institute for Justice (NIJ).

Will has been actively involved in Forensic Mapping of crime scenes since 1996 with a diverse array of equipment. Will led his agency in the progression of forensic mapping from pencil and paper to Total Station survey to 3D laser scanning and aerial photogrammetry. He has planned and overseen the implementation of 3D laser scanning of crime scenes at his agency – the first of its kind in Nebraska. As the Manager / Director of the Omaha Police Department’s FIU, Will directs a team of 30+ certified Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Analysts, and support staff at the largest police agency in the state of Nebraska.  In 2017, Will led the Omaha Police Department to accreditation under the ISO 17020 standard in Crime Scene Investigation to include Forensic Mapping and Latent Print Examination. Will continues to advise outside agencies and private forensic services on how to incorporate best practices in Forensic Mapping and achieve ISO 17020 accreditation. To date, he has been involved in the mapping and processing of 3D laser scan data from over 300 major crime scenes.  His testimony as an expert in the field of 3D laser scanning and data analysis has been accepted in the District Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the 4th Judicial District of Nebraska, and the 4th Judicial District of Minnesota.

Product Description

Bullet Path Documentation and Trajectory Analysis with Laser Scan Data (4 hours)
Bullet Path Documentation and Trajectory Analysis with Laser Scan Data is a 4-hour “field to finish” workshop during which participant will learn the basics of hands-on 3-D laser scanning, diagram creation and bullet trajectory report writing. Students will use 3-D scanners to acquire data from bullet defects in simulated walls that were created prior to the workshop. While the instructors will have Leica scanners available for student use, the workshop is not Leica specific and students are encouraged to bring the laser scanner they use at work regardless of brand or model.

After acquiring the data students will be required to convert the data points into a usable format for investigative and courtroom presentation. 12 laptops with preloaded software will be provided for student use during the workshop, but students are again encouraged to bring and use the computers and software they use on the job.

SYLLABUS:

Time | Curriculum Segment
00:00 – 00:10 | Introduction and Class Polling
00:10 – 00:30 | Lecture on Shooting Reconstruction and Taxonomy
00:30 – 01:00 | Lecture on laser scanner theory and best practices for trajectory evidence documentation
01:00 – 01:10 | Break
01:10 – 01:50 | Laser scanner practical demonstration and trajectory data collection
01:50 – 02:00 | Break
02:00 – 04:00 | Laser scan data import and bullet path reconstruction analysis practical exercise

ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY: Each pair of students will be required to collect bullet path / trajectory data in a 3-D space created by the instructors. Data collection may be performed using the scanner used by the student in his/her daily assignment or with the scanners provided by the instructors.
Students are required to generate a bullet path reconstruction report that will include a screenshot of the diagram created using the data they collected. This diagram may be produced using the software the student uses on a routine basis or may be completed using the software provided by the instructors. The report must also include the measured trajectory rods, the angular measurements of the trajectory rods, and a graphic representation of the trajectory uncertainty. Instructors will evaluate both the diagram and report to ensure it meets generally accepted standards for bullet path reconstruction reports. A workshop certificate will not be awarded unless the student satisfies both the data collection and report generation criteria.

Instructors: William Henningsen & Keith Slater
William Henningsen is a graduate of Creighton University and has been with the Omaha Police Department’s Forensic Investigations Unit (FIU) since 1996. Since 2015, Will has been partnered with Collision & Crime Forensic Solutions (CFS) and provides forensic mapping training and unbiased consulting for Public Safety professionals. He is currently certified as a Forensic Video Technician by the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA). Will is also certified by Leica Geosystems as a Forensic Laser Scanner and has been previously certified as a Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification (IAI). He serves as a Director on the Board of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology (IAFSM) and has been a member of that organization since 2012. Will has been engaged in many private and public organizations tasked with developing national standards and best practices for 3D Forensic Mapping. Most recently he served on the Terrestrial Laser Scanning Working Group for the National Institute for Justice (NIJ).

Will has been actively involved in Forensic Mapping of crime scenes since 1996 with a diverse array of equipment. Will led his agency in the progression of forensic mapping from pencil and paper to Total Station survey to 3D laser scanning and aerial photogrammetry. He has planned and overseen the implementation of 3D laser scanning of crime scenes at his agency – the first of its kind in Nebraska. As the Manager / Director of the Omaha Police Department’s FIU, Will directs a team of 30+ certified Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Analysts, and support staff at the largest police agency in the state of Nebraska.  In 2017, Will led the Omaha Police Department to accreditation under the ISO 17020 standard in Crime Scene Investigation to include Forensic Mapping and Latent Print Examination. Will continues to advise outside agencies and private forensic services on how to incorporate best practices in Forensic Mapping and achieve ISO 17020 accreditation. To date, he has been involved in the mapping and processing of 3D laser scan data from over 300 major crime scenes.  His testimony as an expert in the field of 3D laser scanning and data analysis has been accepted in the District Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the 4th Judicial District of Nebraska, and the 4th Judicial District of Minnesota.

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