Automated Ballistic Indentification Systems

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides the forensic technicians in-depth review of existing technologies, their capabilities and how to utilize the technologies in investigations and research
  • Includes coverage of ballistic systems used worldwide, such as: Alias, IBIS, Lucia, Balistika, Papillon and Fireball
  • Foreword / endorsement from Robert Thompson of N.I.S.T., who has an extensive background in firearms and tool mark examination, and is a highly respected member of the AFTE (Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners)

Readership

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

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

Table of 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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No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2017
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Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123979360

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