Shooting Incident Reconstruction Course
August 28-30, 2013 3 Days (24 hrs)
Instructor: Michael G. Haag [ www.forensicfirearms.com]
Johnson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Criminalistics Laboratory
11890 Sunset Drive, Olathe, Kansas 66061
This 3-day course is designed for Crime Scene Investigators, Criminalists, Firearm Examiners, ID Techs and Crime Scene/Homicide Detectives. This course has frequent LIVE-FIRE components to it! You will see exactly how the evidence at shooting scenes is generated.
The course will cover: practical, hands-on trajectory measurement techniques and comparison of known impact angles to measured angles in walls, cars, other objects and materials; training in correct usage of trajectory analysis equipment (rods, lasers, protractors, and more); a review of the small arms ammunition and projectile design characteristics critical to shooting reconstruction; a review of common questions and issues in shooting incidents (with numerous case illustrations); instruction in shooting incident investigation and reconstruction procedures; the properties of specific terminal ballistic events (shot sequence, direction of fire, etc.); examination of the projectile penetration, perforation, and deflection characteristics of: sheet metal, glass, wall materials, wood, tires, and more!; laboratory examination of recovered bullets from a reconstructive standpoint â€“ and more.
For more information on: class content, student-supplied class materials, certificates, testing and other matters, please follow this link to a background PDF/class announcement and follow its instructions. Or, contact
Ryan M. Rezzelle, MFS, CSCSA
Supervisor, Crime Scene Investigation Section
Johnson County Sheriffâ€™s Office
11890 S. Sunset Drive Olathe, KS 66061
(W) 913-826-3268 (C) 816-210-5433 Fax 913-826-3286