NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
ADJ 278 Firearms and Tool-Mark Identification (3 CR)
Introduces the role
of the firearms examiner in forensic science. Teaches the examination techniques
and procedures for identifying firearms, tool-marks, ammunition, projectiles
and projectile fragments. Instructs on the topics of determining muzzle-to-target
distance, gunshot residue tests, firearms nomenclature, comparative micrography,
serial number restoration, and the collecting, handling, and presenting
of firearms and tool-mark evidence. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Purpose of this course
is to provide the student with a familiarization of firearms and toolmark
evidence. The course will include the safe handling of firearms and ammunition.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
No prerequisite course
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
EXTRA TOPICS (optional)
Related topics at the discretion of the instructor.