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FORENSIC CASE STUDIES

 

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"The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."  

Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, WWII (40-45)

 

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Overview of Technology & Services

ARC is a provider of technical and forensic consulting services relating to firearms, ammunition, ballistics, explosives, rocketry, and .weapons systems in general.

High tech instrumentation and equipment are utilized, along with state of the art scientific techniques, to obtain the most accurate outcome possible. A full suite of equipment includes several different kinds of microscopes, including stereo and comparison, with digital imaging capability. Measuring equipment capable of measuring to one ten thousandth of an inch, scales capable of weighing items in increments of less than one four thousandth of an ounce .Additionally, sophisticated instrumentation is used to record surface temperature, projectile velocity, internal gun pressures, trigger characteristics, and lock time.

Criminal

Civil

Military

Accident Investigation

Crime Scene Reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction

Distance Determination

External Ballistics

Terminal Ballistics

Penetration

Safety

Product Liability

Trigger Operating Characteristics

Trigger Testing

Lock Time

Police Officer Shootings

Intellectual Property

Patent Infringement

Tool Marks

Bullet Comparison

Cartridge Case Comparison

 

Failure Analysis

 

 

 

High tech instrumentation and equipment are utilized, along with state of the art scientific techniques, to obtain the most accurate outcome possible. A full suite of equipment includes several different kinds of microscopes, including stereo and comparison, with digital imaging capability. Measuring equipment capable of measuring to one ten thousandth of an inch, scales capable of weighing items in increments of less than one four thousandth of an ounce .Additionally, sophisticated instrumentation is used to record surface temperature, projectile velocity, internal gun pressures, trigger characteristics, and lock time.

 

 

Forensic Firearms & Ballistics

A forensic firearms and ballistics consulting and expert witness service is offered to attorneys, private investigators, military, insurance companies, and other professionals. ARC offer an impartial and independent opinion on any issue related to firearms, ballistics, crime scene reconstruction, tool marks, accident reconstruction and related issues. Opinions are backed up by sound science. Video taped demonstrations, and PowerPoint presentations, can be furnished to aid courtroom understanding of technical issues. This service is offered for criminal and civil cases; prosecution or defense - including Public Defenders.

Testimony has been provided in many state and federal courts.

 

 

 

 

 Interesting Links

Links to academia, professional bodies, and manufacturers - plus Government Agencies & their statistics

 

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, S African opponent of apartheid

 

TECHNOLOGY & INTERESTING STUFF

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