Ballistics | Definition


Ballistics is the study of the motion, behavior, and effects of projectiles, particularly bullets.

In forensic science, ballistics refers to the use of this study to examine and analyze physical evidence related to firearms, including bullets, cartridge cases, and other related materials.

Forensic ballistics involves using specialized techniques and equipment to identify and compare the characteristics of bullets and cartridge cases found at a crime scene with those of a particular firearm. This can help determine whether a particular firearm was used in a crime and, if so, whether it was used in other crimes.

Forensic ballistics experts may also be called upon to testify in court as expert witnesses to provide information about their findings and the significance of the physical evidence in a case.

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