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The Living Forensic Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds

  • 09/17/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Newman University Dugan Library, 3100 W McCormick, Wichita, KS

The Living Forensic Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds: Application for Domestic and Officer-Involved Shootings with Dr. Bill Smock

Newman University
Dugan Library
3100 W. McCormick
Wichita, KS 67213

September 17, 2019 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm


Louisville Metro Police Surgeon Bill Smock, M.D., one of the country's leading law enforcement educators and expert in clinical forensic medicine, has developed an 8-hour training program to assist forensic nurses, law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds.

The program is specifically designed for law enforcement officers and medical personnel involved with the investigation, evaluation and reconstruction of firearms-related incidents, including domestic and officer-involved shootings. The information presented will assist your investigation and ensure that your conclusions and findings are based upon the most up-to-date medical science and forensic evidence.

8-hour Program will include: 

  • How to correctly determine entrance versus exit wounds 
  • Review of current medical literature on the accuracy of un-trained physicians at differentiating entrance from exit wounds 
  • How to accurately determine the range-of-fire 
  • How to determine the direction of bullet movement in graze wounds 
  • Appropriate evidence recognition, collection and preservation 
  • What tests should you ask your crime lab to perform 
  • How to determine the wound track 
  • Forensic photography techniques 
  • The investigation of officer-involved shootings: can you account for each round and wound? 
  • Case studies: domestic and officer-involved shooting 
  • Use and misuse of forensic terminology 
  • Interviewing techniques: what questions will determine the truth behind what happened? 
  • Recognition of staged shooting scenes 
  • Wound ballistics and wounding: handgun versus rifle 
  • Hands-on examination of spent bullets and cartridge cases 
  • Radiographic identification of bullets 
  • Is the history consistent with the physical evidence? How do you know? 

TRAINING FEE: $40 There are limited scholarships available for law enforcement from small, rural agencies. Please contact the organizer for more information. 

Lunch will be on your own. 

Attendees will be able to purchase lunch from the Newman Dining Hall for $7, cash payable to the Dining Hall. Lunch includes a full salad bar, choice of entrees, dessert and beverages. Sign up required ahead of training. 

Last day to register is Friday 9/06/19 @ 5pm. 

For additional information and questions, please contact Dung Kimble, dkimble@stepstoneks.org or 316-265-1611. 


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