This module introduces students to the mathematical, physical, social and legal concepts that underpin academic study in the field of forensic ballistics.
Total Contact Hours: 24
Private Study Hours: 126
Total Study Hours: 150
Method of assessment
* Online Quiz (2 hours) - 20%
* Presentation (10 minutes) - 40%
* Written Assessment (500 words) - 40%
• Understanding Firearm Ballistics, R.A. Rinker. Mullberry Hs, USA
• Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics, Brian Heard, Wiley Blackwell.
• Small Arms, Derek Allsop & M Toomey, Brassey's (UK) Ltd.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
1 Demonstrate an ability in Newtonian mechanics relating to the flight of projectiles.
2 Demonstrate knowledge of firearm mechanisms.
3 Demonstrate knowledge of firearm ammunition.
4 Demonstrate basic applications of forensic science to ballistics.
5 Demonstrate an appreciation of social and political influences of firearms on society.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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