Practical Trajectory Reconstruction: Training and Test – WED 6/22 8:00-12:00 – Mike Haag

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DATE: Wednesday, June 22

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

9 in stock

Practical Trajectory Reconstruction: Training and Test (4 hours at Bend PD Range)
This workshop will allow small groups of investigators to work their way through a variety of trajectory reconstruction opportunities to see both common and uncommon terminal ballistic phenomena. Participants will have the opportunity to reconstruct each path, and to be tested on their accuracy. Reconstructed paths can then be later graded based on comparisons to ground truth captured by 3D laser scanning. If requested, participants will receive data informing them of their overall error for each trajectory. This test is blind for the participants, and is a rare opportunity for investigators to both learn, but verify that their field techniques are correct. Participants are encouraged to bring note taking materials and cameras to personally document their observations for comparison to the results provided later. This is a valuable opportunity allowing investigators to testify that their knowledge of trajectories has been tested. The instructor will provide trajectory materials, but attendees can also bring their own equipment if desired.
*This workshop will take place offsite, attendees will be required to find methods of transportation.*

Instructor:
Michael Haag has been active in forensic investigations involving firearms for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in chemistry, and math/physics minor. He worked with the Albuquerque Crime Lab since 1998, conducted crime scene investigations, supervised the Controlled Substances Unit, Blood/Breath Alcohol Unit, and Firearm and Toolmark Unit, all while continually working cases on the bench. He has owned and operated Forensic Science Consultants, a company specializing in shooting reconstruction casework and training, since 2000. Through this company, he has provided live-fire shooting incident reconstruction courses to forensic investigators all over the world.

Michael has been heavily active in the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE), and is a Distinguished member, having been presented with both the Walter Howe award (2012-13), as well as the Steve Molnar Award (2006-07). He has presented multiple times in front of a wide variety of forensic organizations. Mike has conducted casework all over the US and internationally, and has testified in civil and criminal cases, in courts of many types and levels, and at the request of prosecution, plaintiff, and defense counsels. He has also been involved in the investigation of numerous high-profile investigations ranging in location from Iraq to Taiwan, and has been a guest on numerous news shows, and the PBS Nova program, “Cold Case JFK”, which was released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of this famous shooting incident.

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Practical Trajectory Reconstruction: Training and Test (4 hours at Bend PD Range)
This workshop will allow small groups of investigators to work their way through a variety of trajectory reconstruction opportunities to see both common and uncommon terminal ballistic phenomena. Participants will have the opportunity to reconstruct each path, and to be tested on their accuracy. Reconstructed paths can then be later graded based on comparisons to ground truth captured by 3D laser scanning. If requested, participants will receive data informing them of their overall error for each trajectory. This test is blind for the participants, and is a rare opportunity for investigators to both learn, but verify that their field techniques are correct. Participants are encouraged to bring note taking materials and cameras to personally document their observations for comparison to the results provided later. This is a valuable opportunity allowing investigators to testify that their knowledge of trajectories has been tested. The instructor will provide trajectory materials, but attendees can also bring their own equipment if desired.
*This workshop will take place offsite, attendees will be required to find methods of transportation.*

Instructor:
Michael Haag has been active in forensic investigations involving firearms for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in chemistry, and math/physics minor. He worked with the Albuquerque Crime Lab since 1998, conducted crime scene investigations, supervised the Controlled Substances Unit, Blood/Breath Alcohol Unit, and Firearm and Toolmark Unit, all while continually working cases on the bench. He has owned and operated Forensic Science Consultants, a company specializing in shooting reconstruction casework and training, since 2000. Through this company, he has provided live-fire shooting incident reconstruction courses to forensic investigators all over the world.

Michael has been heavily active in the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE), and is a Distinguished member, having been presented with both the Walter Howe award (2012-13), as well as the Steve Molnar Award (2006-07). He has presented multiple times in front of a wide variety of forensic organizations. Mike has conducted casework all over the US and internationally, and has testified in civil and criminal cases, in courts of many types and levels, and at the request of prosecution, plaintiff, and defense counsels. He has also been involved in the investigation of numerous high-profile investigations ranging in location from Iraq to Taiwan, and has been a guest on numerous news shows, and the PBS Nova program, “Cold Case JFK”, which was released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of this famous shooting incident.

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