Task 1 Unit 2 Assignment 2

 Forensic Science ballistics lab procedures

There is a lot of important equipment in a ballistics lab and therefore important to keep the equipment in the best condition possible  this includes maintenance and cleaning of said equipment. The staff test guns regularly either to test their safety or to identify how someone was killed and what gun was used. Due to guns bring available in the lab they need to be returned to evidence promptly after use or returned from wherever they came from as it is dangerous to leave guns around in a lab. They also use Stereo microscopes to determine basic characteristics of bullet fragments and casing’s then they compare this to similar guns by discharging an gun into a bath of water this is so they can preserve the shell making it easier to examine for comparison when using an comparison microscope they also do this with other guns to make sure it was a gun used at the crime as well this is called the water recovery method as it is a recovery method based on using water to preserve the bullet casing without it being damaged due to impact. They also have to follow regular lab procedure as in the fact they need to wear eye protection when firing weapons and sound cancelling headphones to prevent damage to ears. However this all can only be done after proper documentation  of guns and casings examined due to them being evidence in most cases

References:  http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/SimplifiedGuideFirearmsExamination.pdf



Task 1 Unit 2 Assignment 2

Science organizations

Cancer research UK

Cancer research UK focuses on funding doctors in researching and development of the cure of cancer this is done in raising money in multiple ways and using this funding they can get closer to their goal of curing cancers.


Alzheimer’s Society

This society focuses on researching drugs and treatments that can be created to lessen the effects of dementia and assisting those who already live with it in an attempt to make their lives easier. They also fund any research dedicated to dementia.

Research Autism

They are entirely funded by donations and themselves and rely on donations and focus on assisting those with autism through treatments and helping them live their lives easily.



They assist in researching and assisting other with motor neuron disease allowing them to live better lives that allows them to be happy this includes research into genetics and funding other who are researching similar topics.

fbI Lab analysis

Analysis of forensic  science ballistics and cryptology in order to understand and trace evidence of criminals and perform tests on equipment




research and development into medical treatments for all and working on assisting in health problems that may have been caused and researching epidemics that might be caused and administering treatments to those with any problems.





Science organizations