Firearms identification is undergoing a major change in capability with the adoption of optical topography, which provides a 3D view of the surface of a bullet or cartridge case to capture the full range of subclass and individual characteristics.
The field of firearms identification is undergoing a major change in technology and capability with the introduction of optical topography into forensic laboratory practice. Optical topography provides a three-dimensional (3D) view of the surface of a bullet or cartridge case at resolutions that capture the full range of subclass and individual characteristics. This webinar will serve to inform the forensic professional concerning the application of optical topography in the crime laboratory; compare available instruments; discuss barriers to broader adoption of optical, topography-based solutions; provide practical and technical considerations faced by crime laboratory practitioners who may plan to adopt optical topography in their laboratories; and provide an overview of ongoing developments of the technology and associated standards.
A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.
- Dr. John Morgan
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.