Listed below are terms which appear in italics throughout the site. Most words will be quite understandable to the majority of the mature audience, but for the convenience of those who aren’t familiar with such forensic terms, here they are:

Ballistics – Ballistics is the analysis of bullets and bullet impacts to determine information of use to a court or other part of a legal system.

Ballistic Investigator – a person that investigates and studies the field of ballistics.

Locard’s Exchange Principal – Any action of an individual, and obviously the violent action constituting a crime, cannot occur without leaving a trace.

Poreoscopy – the study of pores that appear in fingerprint ridges, and their use in the process of identifying individuals through latent finger prints.

Trace Evidence – small but measurable amounts of physical or biological material found
at a crime scene.


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