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Forensics: Ballistics and Firearms

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Nathan Fricke

on 13 December 2012

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Images from Shutterstock.com Forensics: Ballistics and Firearms By: Nathan Fricke Basics To Ballistics The main parts of a projectile fired from a gun are the bullet, the bullet casing, a propellent, the rim, and finally the primer. The definition of ballistics is The study of the motion of projectiles. Basics of a Firearm Analysis Matching a weapon to the bullet Definition of Forensic: ballistics The study of ammunition used,traces of a shot, bullet holes, bullet scratches, dents, and distance of shot. To become a forensic ballistic expert you must receive a bachelors degree in forensic science or criminology, Apply to do a ballistic internship during college, apply to any local police agencies or forensic agency. careers in Forensic ballistics Background Alexandre Lacassagne, was the first person to try and make bullets a individual thing to a gun. based simply on lands a grooves.
Charles E. Waite was the first person to catalog maufacturing data about any form of weapon.
Calvin Goddard with Charles Waite,Phillip O. Gravelle, and John H Fisher, perfected the microscope to compare bullet comparison.
J. E. Wessel, P. F. Jones, Q. Y. Kwan, R. S. Nesbitt and E. J. Rattin Discovered the dectection of Gunshot residue using electron microscopy. Work cited Anderson, Brandon. "Ballistics: the basics." Forensic Fact, 2008. Web. Web. 27 Nov. 2012. <http://forensicfact.wordpress.com/2008/04/30/ballistics-the-basics/>.

"Forensics Ballistics." Ballistics, Forensics . (1970-1979). <http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Forensic Ballistics>.

Quarters, Cindy. "Ehow." Forensic Firearms Analysis Schools. Ehow. Web. 27 Nov 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/list_6807092_forensic-firearms-analysis-schools.html>.

Vickery, Virginia. "E how." How to Become a Forensic Ballistics Expert. E how. Web. 27 Nov 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/how_4910081_become-forensic-ballistics-expert.html>. Definition of Forensics: Firearms The job of a forensic firearms analyst is to find out what weapon fired the bullet recovered at the scene of the crime. When a weapon and a bullet are recovered at a crime scene the weapon must be shot to see if the rifling matches that of a bullet recovered at the scene to determine if it was the killers gun. Meriwether Lewis'Death This method of forensic science was not around at the time of his death. i think it would of helped alot because the forensics would of showed if he was shot from a distance or shot himself. Ballistics and court Ballistic evidence is accpeted in court most of the time because it can show if a gun fired the bullet that killed somebody or if the bullet was fired out of the supposed " weapon that killed the man."
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