Ch 7: Firearms, Tool Marks & Impression Evidence

About This Chapter

In this engaging chapter, our expert instructors closely examine firearms, tool marks and impression evidence. If you are preparing for a test or want to better understand an assignment or project, explore these fun lessons and take the mini quizzes to quickly and effectively boost your knowledge.

Firearms, Tool Marks & Impression Evidence - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter offers all the learning tools you need to better understand tool marks, firearms and impression evidence. Review engaging lessons to study different types of forensic investigations and examinations as well as the NIBIN database. If you have questions about the lessons you explore, feel free to submit them to our experts via the Dashboard. Our multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam can check your comprehension of topics covered in this chapter. These resources are available 24/7 using any computer or mobile device. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define ballistics
  • Describe procedures involved in a forensic firearm investigation
  • Explain the methods and purpose of a forensic footwear examination
  • Detail the purpose and methods of tool marks and tire marks forensic examinations
  • Differentiate between different types of impression and pattern evidence
  • Discuss the purpose of the NIBIN database

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Firearms, Tool Marks & Impression Evidence
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Ballistics: Definition & Overview

1. Ballistics: Definition & Overview

This lesson will review ballistics by defining the term and providing an overview of what ballistics consists of. The forensic nature of ballistics will also be discussed.

Forensic Firearm Investigation: Procedures & Results

2. Forensic Firearm Investigation: Procedures & Results

Forensic firearm investigations are an important tool when investigating a crime. In this lesson, we'll look at how investigations are conducted. We'll talk about what rifling is, how bullets gain their own 'fingerprints' from being fired, and other forensic investigation tools.

Footwear Forensic Examination: Methods & Purpose

3. Footwear Forensic Examination: Methods & Purpose

Forensic footwear examination is often used to help solve crimes. This lesson will look at the purpose of forensic footwear analysis and the methods used to examine footwear evidence. Alternative processes that help enhance prints will also be discussed.

Tool Marks Forensic Examination: Methods & Purpose

4. Tool Marks Forensic Examination: Methods & Purpose

This lesson is going to go over some of the basics behind tool marks in forensics. You'll learn what tools criminals use, why we examine these tool marks, and the fundamentals of how they are examined.

Tire Marks Forensic Examination: Methods & Purpose

5. Tire Marks Forensic Examination: Methods & Purpose

This lesson covers some of the fundamentals regarding tire mark forensic examination. You'll learn the very basics of the purposes, collection, and examination of tire impressions.

Impression & Pattern Evidence: Definition & Process

6. Impression & Pattern Evidence: Definition & Process

Impression evidence is crime scene evidence in the form of prints left on or in a surface by an object like a shoe or tire, and pattern evidence is when that impression forms a pattern. Learn about this type of evidence, its collection, and its analysis.

NIBIN Database: Definition & Purpose

7. NIBIN Database: Definition & Purpose

In this lesson, we'll learn about the NIBIN database. You'll find out what it is, who or what created it, what it's used for, and how it's used. You'll also learn what information is submitted to it.

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