(EN) – Terminology in Forensics: Its Use and Abuse | Edward E. Hueske


IN THE 25-PLUS YEARS that I have been teaching shooting-incident reconstruction classes to police agencies, I have fought what seems to be a losing battle to promote the use of proper terminology regarding firearms, ammunition components, and related areas by field investigators and others in written reports and court testimony. An apparent difficulty in overcoming deeply ingrained misapplications of terminologies and colloquialisms has pervaded. The situation is perpetuated from training officer to trainee and on to succeeding generations of trainers/trainees. Reinforcement of improper terminology via the media is a 24/7 matter.

via: Evidence Technology Magazine


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