Basic On-Scene Shooting Reconstruction

Basic On-Scene Shooting Reconstruction


Class Rules and Guidelines

Class Attire: Casual
Breaks: Usually one short break per hour.
Lunch: One hour
Starting Time: 8:00 A.M
Ending Time: 5:00 P.M
Participation of Students: Requested and appreciated
Required Materials:
  1. Any measuring equipment normally used at a shooting scene
  2. Trajectory kit – if available
  3. Digital camera with a memory card that can be downloaded
Testing: Competency and written exams
Certificates of Completion: Presented at end of seminar

Course Duration

This is a 40 hour (5-day) training course

Target Audience

Crime Scene Technicians, Detectives, Police Officers, Attorneys

Course Description

Basic On-scene Shooting Reconstruction is presented as a basic, but fundamental course to lay the groundwork for reconstructing shootings while on-scene.

Course Objectives

  1. Become familiar with proper shooting reconstruction terminology
  2. Know how to use various tools and techniques at a shooting scene to document it
  3. Understand what to expect when a bullet strikes various surfaces
  4. Understand the phenomena of ricochet
  5. Know how to obtain trajectory angles
  6. Know how to properly photo document trajectory rods
  7. Demonstrate the road mapping technique with bullet paths versus bullet holes
  8. Be familiar with the complexities of officer-involved shooting investigations
  9. Understand the psychological and physiological aspects of a police shooting