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Automated Ballistic Indentification Systems

The primary duties of a Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner are to identify, collect, preserve, examine, and interpret the ballistic evidence associated with criminal acts. Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners must use optical, electronic, measurement and analytical instruments to process and analyze evidence. Examiners must understand the use and limitations of these instruments used to examine firearms, tool marks, and gunshot residues.

This work provides a comprehensive reference to automated ballistics identification, detailing for forensic specialists what automated systems and instruments are available, how they work and what they are best used for.

Audience

Primary: Forensic scientists, forensic technicians, IBIS technicians, Firearm and Toolmark Examiners and trainees.

Secondary: Lawyers, forensic science graduate and post-graduate students.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: February 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-397936-0

Contents

  • Introduction

    History of Automated Ballistics Systems

    Drugfire (FBI) capabilities, limitations

    IBIS (ATF) Bulletproof

    Dual Systems in Place (1993 to 1998)

    Drugfire (FBI)

    IBIS (ATF)

    NIBIN Standardized on IBIS Platform

    Drugfire phaseout

    IBIS superiority over Drugfire

    Forensic Technology Inc.

    Other Systems

    ARSENAL

    POISC

    EVOFINDER

    IBIS

    The IBIS System

    Equipment/ Hardware/ Software

    Microscope

    DAS

    SAS

    System Configurations

    IBIS Cases

    Creating

    Deleting

    Modifying

    Cartridge Cases

    Bullets

    Correlation Results

    Correlation Scores

    Cartridge Case Scores

    Bullet Scores

    LEA Score

    Max LEA Score

    Phase

    Phase Score

    Max Phase Score

    Peak Phase Score

    Damaged Bullet Acquisition

    Rimfire Acquisitions

    Brasscatcher

    IBIS Correlator

    Performance parameters

    Two Dimensional Technology (2D)

    Dominance of; Reliability of

    Three Dimensional Technology (3D)

    BulletTRAX

    IBIS TRAX-3D version 2.2

    IBIS BulletTRAX-3D

    MatchPoint

    Consecutive Matching Striae

    ADVANCED BALLISTICS ANALYSIS SYSTEM (ALIAS)

    Interferometer

    Alias Algorithms

    CRIME GUN PROCESSING PROTOCOLS

    SUCCESS RATES WITH CURRENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

    Exemplars of Successful Crime Solving Programs Using Automated Ballistic Technologies

    Recommendations for Continued Successful Efforts

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