Identification Through Forensic Testing
In the world of forensics there are an amazingly vast number of tests that can be conducted on a material in order to establish various things that may be useful in a trial. Listed below are just a few of the more commonly used techniques:
Firearm Identification (Forensic Ballistics)
Firearms identification, more commonly referred to as forensic ballistics, has been around in some form or another since as early as 1835 when, in England, investigators were able to match the markings on a bullet taken from a victim’s body to the bullet mold owned by the suspect. Obviously this was back in the days before traditional rounds were invented, that is, when ball rounds were the type of ammunition available. As was to be expected, the murderer in this particular case confessed to the crime when confronted with the evidence.
But what is forensic ballistics exactly? What is included in this field?