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Shooting Reconstruction: The 4 Elements of Trajectory

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70 minutes

A key part of any shooting incident reconstruction is the determination of a projectile’s trajectory through items at the scene.  The path of a bullet hole has 4 main elements that require measurement, estimation, or other determination where possible.  Variables often relate to the material struck and to a lesser extent the type of projectile. In this introduction to shooting reconstruction course these four elements will be discussed independently and then assessed as a group in examples and case studies.​


Date Created: June 15, 2014