Among all modules devoted to the topic, I find the Examination of firearms the most interesting one. It outlines the common types of weapons that can be examined as evidence and techniques that should be used during such investigations. Moreover, it outlines the firearm examiner’s major competencies vital for his/her performance and improved outcomes (“Module 08: Examination of firearms,” n.d.). I think it is very interesting information explaining leading to a better vision of how this weapon works and its peculiarities. Today, there are multiple cases of misuse preconditioned by misconceptions about firearms and how they should be used. For this reason, I believe that the information about the cycle of all manufactured items, how they are used, and demands for safety is fundamental for attaining success and mastering skills in forensic firearm examination.
I believe that the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is a step towards creating a safer society and protecting people. The main advantage is that it uses not only fingerprints but all such elements as facial recognition, irises, palm prints (“Next Generation Identification (NGI),” n.d.). The system has multiple capabilities promoting the enhanced work of the FBI and the police. For instance, it provides law enforcement agencies with biometric and criminal history information (“Next Generation Identification (NGI),” n.d.). It helps to identify potential criminals, threats, and crimes committed by them. Moreover, it can improve the prevention programs as using the relevant data, police officers can work with communities looking for suspects. In such a way, it is possible to conclude that the NGI system is a vital part of new security frameworks characterized by the extensive use of technologies to protect citizens from all existing hazards and ensure that criminals will be found and provided with the appropriate punishment.
Module 08: Examination of firearms. (n.d.). FIU. Web.
Next Generation Identification (NGI). (n.d.). FBI.gov. Web.