Learn the ABCs of ballistics! This online forensic training course introduces the principles of firearms and ballistics!
About this Event
Bullets are as unique as fingerprints. Each bullet, once fired, has characteristic marks (striations) that can be linked back to the gun to which it was fired from. This interactive workshop will provide the basics of ballistics--ammunition, bullets, and casings--and the case studies presented will show the relationship between projectiles and forensic science.
The workshop is being presented by Forensic Training Unlimited, a premier source of online training for forensic students and forensic professionals.
The course is ideal for any student looking for hands-on training from a forensic expert, networking opportunities with other forensic students and forensic professionals, preparing for a forensic career or law enforcement career, or is looking for professional proof (certificate of completion) to show when applying to forensic positions.
This is an introductory course. Advanced learning topics will be covered in the Advanced Firearms course scheduled to be offered in April 2021.
Why take this course?
Taught by a Forensic Expert with over 20 years of investigative experience and a Criminalistics professor.
Relevant hands-on training providing students the skills needed to apply to forensic positions
Over 10 specialized topics covered in this online course.
What course includes?
Participants will receive certificate of completion upon successful course completion
Training worksheets will be provided for each student. These sheets can be used as a study guide for other related courses
PowerPoint presentation will be provided for review. Each student will receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation (pdf)
Case studies, including scene photos--covering wounds from projectiles--will be presented
24 hours of training includes online lectures (replays available), course assignments, training assessments, and online training activities.
- ammunition basics
- types of ballistic evidence
- bullet hole identification
- evidence handling procedure
- caliber identification
- bullet comparison and identification
- gunshot residue and distance determination
- firearm mechanism
- types of firearms
- crime scenes involving firearms
- wounds due to firearms
The online course is limited to 20 students so register early! If you're unable to attend the live lectures, replays of the lectures will be available.
Live lecture will be held on Zoom. Registered participants will receive Zoom invite.
Terri has been teaching forensic science and criminal justice courses for over 15 years. Her education and experience includes business management, science, law enforcement, and forensics. She has a MS in Forensic Science (emphasis in Investigations) and loves to teach and educate others in forensic science and criminal justice topics and techniques. She is the founder of Forensic Training Unlimited LLC (FTU), which is located in Southern California. FTU offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, and online training courses.
She has several POST certificates, has trained with Los Angeles County Coroner, Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department, and holds professional memberships in Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, International Association for Identification, Latino Peace Officers Association, and the California State Division of the International Association of Identification.
She has presented at the International Association for Identification, served as a guest lecturer in forensic and criminal justice topics, as an Adjunct Instructor at several colleges and universities.
Terri, who holds teaching credentials, is passionate about bringing students closer to their forensic career goals.
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StartHistory of Firearms
StartWeek #1 Replay Saturday February 6, 2021 at 9 am PST (60:34)
StartCase Study: Mystery of Bullet Wound
StartPatterns of Tissue Injury
StartSupplemental Video: DC Sniper Case
StartSupplemental Materials: Bullet Reference Chart
StartSupplemental Materials: Pathology of Bullet Wounds