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Shooting Reconstruction (CMPD Invite Only)

ID : 37408   
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This is an inivation only link for requesting enrollment. By adding this to your cart and checking out, you are requesting to be enrolled in the course. Registration fee will be paid by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department per the arrangement in place. WVU CPE will send course access after payment is made and accounts are activated for all who submitted a request.


This course has been designed to give students information about evaluating, interpreting, and reconstructing a shooting scene. The units within this course will cover a general overview of firearms/ammunition and their components, bullet path reconstruction theories and techniques, cartridge case ejection patterns, evidence collection, and firearm/ammunition testing, as well as gunshot wound examination. The course will also discuss the analysis of a shooting scene, and the appropriate mathematical equations to include within the analysis.



Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate between different categories of projectile impact

  • Calculate the angle of impact from an impact site

  • Describe how vehicle windows and windshields react to bullet impact

  • Discuss the variable conditions of ejection pattern tests

  • Describe the different analytic methods used for GSR

  • Understand the holistic approach to shooting reconstruction

  • Recognize the distinguishing characteristics of different ranges of gunshot wounds

  • Discuss the factors affecting the appearance of gunshot wounds



Course Review

“I have been in the field of Law Enforcement and Forensics for over 25 years. I have amassed thousands of hours of training during that period. Having participated in three forensic programs offered by WVU, I wish to comment on the experience that I have had. The courses are very well constructed, and the goals are reasonable and attainable if you stay with the process. The instructors are very knowledgeable, and are willing to help on any issue. I have participated in many different courses using different formats in the way the courses were taught. My WVU experience was one of the best I have had in my career. The program should be used by as many people in the field as possible.”


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Class Details

42 Sessions
Online 24/7


Kelly Ayers 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/2/2018 - 4/13/2018 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM TBD Kelly Ayers 

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