1. History of forensic firearm examination 2. Firearm nomenclature 3. Ammunition 4. Fundamentals of forensic firearm examination 5. Firearm manufacturing techniques 6. Barrel manufacturing and rifling 7. Equipment used for forensic firearm examination 8. Comparison of cartridge cases 9. Comparison of bullets 10. Documentation, notes, and reports 11. The expert witness 12. Subclass characteristics 13. Pitfalls and challenging comparisons 14. Legal challenges to the science of forensic firearm examination 15. Emerging technology in comparisons
Mr. Monturo has been a firearm and toolmark examiner for 23+ years. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE), has made numerous contributions as an author and researcher to the AFTE Journal, and is a past recipient of AFTE's Key Person of the Year award. His past work with the Scientific Working Group for Firearms and Toolmarks (SWGGUN) and current participation with the OSAC Firearms and Toolmarks Subcommittee has ensured that he remains on the forefront of industry standards, academic and practitioner research, and emerging technologies. Mr. Monturo regularly testifies as an expert witness in court cases involving firearms and toolmarks. He is the owner of Precision Forensic Testing, a company that provides laboratory supplies, educational resources, and forensic training to federal, state and college level personnel.