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Forensic Ballistics - Andrei Tudor Dumitrescu

Forensic Ballistics - Andrei Tudor Dumitrescu

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University of HuddersfieldMSc Investigative PsychologyAndrei Tudor Dumitrescu
 Charles Waiteis considered to be the father offorensic ballistics. In1927he opened a private lab in New
York City called:
The Bureau of Forensic Ballistics
”. In
1925, along with other pioneers such as:Philip Gravelle,John FischerandCalvin Goddard, Waite established the Bureau of Forensic Ballisticswith the goal of providingfirearms identification in the US.
History of Forensic Ballistics
History of Forensic Ballistics
 Calvin Goddardhelped theFBIin 1932 with the application of ballistics in to the science of detectivework, later opening theScientific Crime DetectionLaboratorywhile also being affiliated with theNorthwestern University in Chicago. He was the first todevelop acomparison microscopefor the use of bulletsand cartridge cases identification. In the
day massacre, Goddard determined that the casingsfrom the shootings were from a Thomson submachinegun, not from police issued handguns.

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