• Job title CFI Student
  • Organisation Government
  • CourseForensic Ballistics MSc , 2013

Why did you choose Cranfield?

"To be fully trained [in the firearms and Toolmarks Division where he worked at Uganda's Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory] and gain some skills, I needed to do specialist training in ballistics, so I was told to look for a university that would cover all aspects of this training.

"Having more people trained in this field would mean that we could clear the backlog and take on new cases so that suspects could receive justice as soon as possible. After a search for a suitable institution, I decided Cranfield was the best for what I needed."

What was Cranfield's impact

“The modules we covered were so beneficial as they highlighted all aspects required for a forensic practitioner in the quest for complete expertise. The analytical techniques were important because they opened up my understanding of a range of new techniques,  which are so vital to the scientific arena.

“Of particular interest were X-Ray fluorescence, X-Ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The laboratory work and written reports helped me learn about how to perform exhaustive examination analysis and summarise findings in common language.

 “I enjoyed the courtroom skills we learnt, especially during the last part of the simulated courtroom sessions where each student had to play the part of an expert witness, a barrister or prosecutor. This coupled with sessions I have witnessed have prepared me for actual court sessions.”