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I. Course Code: CRIMINALISTICS 3 II. Course Title: FORENSIC BALLISTICS III.

Pre- requisite: CRIMINALISTICS 1 AND 2

Westmead International School Batangas City . No. of Units: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Co-Requisite: CRMINALISTICS 4, 5 ,AND 6

Lab Hours : 1

IV. Course Description: This course involves a scientific study of firearm identification with the use of laboratory examination. The subject gives emphasis on the study of ammunitions, projectiles, gunpowder, primer and explosives, including the use of the bullet comparison microscope. It also deals with the principles in the microscopic and macroscopic examination of firearm evidences and the preparation of reports for legal proceedings in the solution of cases involving fire arms. V. Course Objectives:

A. General Objective: By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to discuss the fundamental, concepts, and the science behind the
identification of firearms and ammunitions as well as the proper procedures on how to handle such evidences material to solve crimes involving firearms. B. Specific Objectives: Cognitive:

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Know the definition , history and branches of firearms and tool marks identification. Learn the origin, history , classifications and components of firearms and ammunition Gain knowledge on the use of different scientific equipment used in firearms and tool marks identification Appreciate the importance of firearms and tool marks identification as part of the search for truth and pursuit of justice. Recognize the value of handling firearms properly and safely. Realize the worth of properly recognizing, collecting, marking, preserving, and transmitting firearms and fired evidences. Perform the proper and fast process of disassembling, and assembling of caliber.45 pistol and m16 rifle. Execute thorough crime scene search for pieces of firearms and fired evidence. Write a comprehensive firearms and tool marks examination report

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Specific Objectives Know the definition , history and branches of firearms and tool marks identification

Subject Matter 1. Introduction to Firearms and Tool marks identification History and development of firearms and tool marks identification Branches of Ballistics Stages of firearms And tool marks investigation

Values Integrated Critical Thinking Enthusiasm

Strategies of Teaching Lecture/ Discussion

Instructional Materials White Board

Evaluation Recitation Group Report

Expected Output Knowledge of the various terminologies used in firearms identification, its history, branches of ballistics, and stages of firearms and tool marks identification.

Marker Hand outs

20 25 27 July 2 4 9 11 Get a clear view of the overall nature, classifications and use of firearms and the functions of its parts.

Diplomacy Recitation Adaptability Quiz

2. Firearms Introduction History and development of firearms The firing Train Classification of Firearms Parts and Functions Firearms safety Assembly and Disassembly of firearms 1 . 2 .

White Board Critical Marker Thinking Lecture/ Discussion Hand outs Photos examples(if Possible)

Awareness of overall nature, classifications and use of firearms and the functions of its parts.

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Recitation 18 23 25 30 August 1 6 Conduct of different methods of search for firearms and fired evidence as part of police investigation procedure. To gain knowledge on the appropriate procedures of processing a shooting incident crime scene. Learn how firearms are made and how this affects firearms characteristics. Be aware of what ammunition is, its main components, as well as their functions and actions during the firing of the gun 3. Ammunitions Introduction History and development Classifications and Components of ammunitions. Projectiles Cartridge case Primer Propellant 4. Field Investigation of Firearms and Fired Evidences Crime scene search Recognition Collection Marking Preservation Transmittal Leadership Examples Lecture/ Discussion White Board Marker Hand outs Recitation Quiz Mock Shooting Incident Examples Practicum White Board Marker Hand outs Lecture/ Discussion Knowledge on how firearms are made and how this affects firearms characteristics. Skill in conducting different methods of search for firearms and fired evidence as part of police investigation procedure. Knowledge on the appropriate procedures of processing a shooting incident crime scene Group Report Familiarity of what ammunition is, its main components, as well as their functions and actions during the firing of the gun

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5. Firearms Characteristics Perseverance Introduction Manufacturing of Barrel Manufacturing of Breech face 3 Marks on fired . Bullets K Marks found on fired shells Types of firearms characteristics

MIDTERMS 20 Gain familiarity on different scientific equipments as aids of fire arms and tool marks examiner in his quest for successful investigation of cases involving firearms. Be familiar with the proper procedure in examining fire arms and fired evidence in a forensic laboratory.

6. Firearms and Tool marks


Laboratory

Integrity Recitation Lecture/ Discussion White Board Group Report Marker Hand outs

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familiarity on different scientific equipments as aids of fire arms and tool marks examiner in his quest for successful investigation of cases involving firearms Awareness on the proper procedure in examining fire arms and fired evidence in a forensic laboratory

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7. Technical Examination of Fire arms and Fired Evidence. Introduction Principles of Firearms Identifications Problems in firearms examination and identification Test Firing Microscopic examination of fired evidence Photographing evidence Pitfalls for the unwary Gunshot residue analysis Restoration of Serial Numbers 8. Use of Firearms and Fired Evidence in Crime Reconstruction

Leadership Recitation Quiz

White Board Lecture/ Discussion Perseverance Hand outs Marker Crime scene Reconstructio n Appreciation on the use of firearms and fired evidence in shooting incident reconstruction

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Appreciate the use of firearms and fired evidence in shooting incident reconstruction

SEMI FINALS 19 Gain basic knowledge on tool marks investigation and identification 9. Tool marks Identification Introduction Tool marks characteristics Residue from softer object on tool Types of tool marks Collection of tool marks Examination and comparison of tool marks 10. Firearms and Toolmarks Examination Writing Preparation of a report Purposes of writing an investigative report Mechanics of a Good Report Important principles in reporting 11. Legal Proceedings Firearms and toolmarks examiner as an expert witness Guide questions in qualifying a firearms and tool marks expert witness Laws on Firearms Jurisprudence on Firearms and tool marks identification Professional integrity Recitation Lecture/ Discussion White Board Marker Hand outs Group Report Knowledge on tool marks investigation and identification

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Recitation Quiz unity Lecture/ Discussion White Board Marker Hand outs White Board Marker Love for God Lecture/ Discussion Mock Court Testimony Hand outs Recitation Quiz Familiarity with the possible questions that maybe asked on a firearms and tool marls examiner the moment he appears in court as an expert witness Recitation Group Report Skill in writing examination report to communicate the firearms and tool marks examiners findings

26 October 1 3 8 10 To be familiar with the possible questions that maybe asked on a firearms and tool marls examiner the moment he appears in court as an expert witness Learn how to write an examination report to communicate the firearms and tool marks examiners findings

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FINALS

VI.CourseRequirements: 1. Major exams 2. Regular Attendance 3. Quizzes 4. Other bases of course grades (project, recitation practical application) Grading System: MAJOR EXAMS 70% (Prelims, Midterms, Semi Finals and Finals) CLASS STANDING 30% TOTAL 100% Components of Class Standing: Quizzes 50% Attendance 25% Classroom Activities 25% - Recitation - Report TOTAL 100% TEXTBOOK: FORENSIC BALLISTICS __GUIDE FOR CRIMINAL LAWYERS, POLICE OFFICERS, STUDENTS AND REVIEWEES, by ZOSIMO A. DUYOGAN,2011 REFERENCES: BOOKS FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION- LESSONS FOR CRIMINLOLOGY STUDENTS by FELIPE MONTOJO,2006 FORENSIC BALLISTICS by ERDULFO M. GRIMARES,2006 WEBSITES An Introduction to Forensic Firearms Identification http//www.firearmsid.com/ Firearms Examiner Training http//www.oip.usdoj.gov/nij/training/firearmstraining/ Association of Firearms and Tool marks Examiner http//www.afte.org/

Prepared By: HYMAN JAY H. BLANCO,LC Instructor 1


Campus: GULOD Schedules: MON, WED 7:00- 8:30 Room : CB 2

Approved By: Dr. SHARON D. ALEDO Dean CAS

MON 4:00-5:00 laboratory


E-mail: hymanjayblanco@rocketmail.com//hjblanco45@gmail.com Consultation Period: M/W/F 5:00-5:30