Leeds LCF Firearms & Toolmarks Comparison Microscope is a powerful teaching instrument taking center stage at teaching facilities around the country. The University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute is one such teaching institution utilizing this top of the line instrument. They recently produced a video highlighting their forensic science program, stating they have access to the latest high tech teaching tools, including the Leeds LCF Firearms & Toolmarks Comparison Microscope. The UCO Forensic Science Institute, one of the top forensic science instructional programs in the United States, opened its state-of-the-art facility April 2010.
The LCF is a powerful firearms and toolmarks comparison microscope used to examine forensic evidence such as bullet casings, shotgun shells, and tools. The LCF was built using apochromatically corrected optics, allowing for an optical system that has the highest correction level available on the market. The apochromatically corrected optics eliminates optical aberrations and provides clean, crisp and high-resolution images.
Above, Deion Christophe, Impression Evidence Training Coordinator at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute, explains how to use the Leeds LCF comparison microscope for ballistics investigations. Deion is one of several instructors working with students in the forensic science program. Forensic Science teaching programs, such as UCO’s, which allow their forensic science students access to work on such high quality equipment as the LCF will prepare them to be top notch examiners in their field upon graduation.
The mission of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute is devoted to academic excellence, through a unique multidisciplinary program, that provides outstanding educational, research, and professional training opportunities for practicing professionals and both undergraduate and graduate students. The Forensic Science Institute is a comprehensive training and research organization in all aspects of evidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting and testimony. The Institute will promote leadership, character, and public service throughout all training events. For more information on their program, please visit their website.