North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Forensic Analysis of Shooting Incidents

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Patrol Officers, Supervisors

Course Goal:

To understand how to analyze the evidence related to a shooting incident.

Course Objectives:

Topics: Scene Reconstruction, Firearm Parts, Ballistics, Wounds, Bullet Holes, Ricochets, Chemical Field Testing, Impact Angle, Trajectory, Bullet Wipe, Stippling, Shooter Zones, Distance Determination, Serial Number Restoration, Death Scene Observations, and Report Writing.   


Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Exercises

Course Requirements:

Attendance of 100% is required at all class sessions. Students are required to participate in all practical exercises. A minimum score of 75% must be achieved on the written final exam.

Special Concerns:

Bring photographs of shooting incidents and gunshot injuries for further analysis and report writing.


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Course Coordinator:

Casson Reynolds

Length of Course:

40 hours - 5 days

CICP Credit

Directions to Salemburg & Edneyville
Agency Limit: 2