Firearm and Toolmarks Webinar Series

December 14, 2021 — The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a webinar series on firearms and toolmarks, which will culminate with the virtual Firearm and Toolmarks Policy and Practice Forum on January 11-14, 2022.

According to the FTCoE website, "With the implementation of new technologies like 3D virtual microcopy, updates to the language used in testimony and reporting, and new research including black box studies, it is a pivotal time fore the forensic pattern disciplines, especially firearm and toolmark examination."

The forum in January will explore these new developments, discuss the foundations of firearm and toolmark examination, and address the implementation of new technologies into workflows.

Leading up to the Firearm and Toolmarks Policy and Practice Forum, the FTCoE is hosting four webinars. Two of the presentations, Exploration of Breech Face Subclass Characteristics and Glock Pistol Toolmarks: A Literature Review and Introduction of Undocumented Toolmarks, have already been held as of this writing. The next two webinars are:

Two-Pronged Study of Bullets Fired by Consecutively Rifled Barrels
Thursday, December 16th, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Presenters: Dr. Heike Hofmann & Melissa Nally

The Effect of Time on Rusted Firearm Identification
Thursday, January 6th, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: David Glatter

You can learn more about the series and register here.

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