Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions Part I

Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions Part I

Author: David Prindle


SFS1.  Students will recognize and classify various types of evidence in relation to the definition and scope of Forensic Science. 

    1. Compare and contrast the history of scientific forensic techniques used in collecting and submitting evidence for admissibility in court (e.g. Locard’s Exchange Principle, Frye standard, Daubert ruling). 
    2. Distinguish and categorize physical and trace evidence (e.g. ballistics, drugs, fibers, fingerprints, glass, hair, metal, lip prints, soil, and toxins). 
    3. Determine the proper techniques to search, isolate, collect, and record physical and trace evidence. 
    4. Evaluate the relevance of possible evidence at the site of an investigation. 
    5. Organize relevant information to accurately develop and submit both scene and analysis reports. 

Part I of notes for the Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions Unit for the BCHS Forensic Science Class. 

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Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions Part I- WSQ Responses

This is the required assignment: WSQ: Watch, Summarize, Question

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Extra Credit Opportunity-Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions Part I

If you have any spent shell casings (rifle or shot gun) or spent slugs or bullets you can bring them in for 10 points of extra credit. DO NOT BRING IN LIVE ROUNDS.

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