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ADJ - Administration of Justice

ADJ 278

FIREARMS AND TOOL-MARK IDENTIFICATION

(3.00 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.

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