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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.
Primary: Forensic scientists, forensic technicians, IBIS technicians, Firearm and Toolmark Examiners and trainees.
Secondary: Lawyers, forensic science graduate and post-graduate students.
History of Automated Ballistics Systems
Drugfire (FBI) capabilities, limitations
IBIS (ATF) Bulletproof
Dual Systems in Place (1993 to 1998)
NIBIN Standardized on IBIS Platform
IBIS superiority over Drugfire
Forensic Technology Inc.
The IBIS System
Equipment/ Hardware/ Software
Cartridge Case Scores
Max LEA Score
Max Phase Score
Peak Phase Score
Damaged Bullet Acquisition
Two Dimensional Technology (2D)
Dominance of; Reliability of
Three Dimensional Technology (3D)
IBIS TRAX-3D version 2.2
Consecutive Matching Striae
ADVANCED BALLISTICS ANALYSIS SYSTEM (ALIAS)
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