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Automated Ballistic Identification Systems

  • Book

  • 400 Pages
  • October 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4759405

Automated Ballistic Identification Systems 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. As 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, this is an ideal reference that not only includes tactics on how to properly use optical, electronic, measurement and analytical instruments to process and analyze evidence, but also discusses the limitations of said instruments.

  • Provides forensic technicians with in-depth reviews of existing technologies, their capabilities and how to utilize the technologies in investigations and research
  • Includes coverage of global ballistic systems used, such as Alias, IBIS, Lucia, Balistika, Papillon and Fireball
  • Includes a 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)

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.


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



SUCCESS RATES WITH CURRENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Exemplars of Successful Crime Solving Programs Using Automated Ballistic Technologies Recommendations for Continued Successful Efforts


Bailey, Gregory B. Mr. Bailey is a Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner, specializing in I.B.I.S. the Integrated Ballistic Identification System. He is currently a provisional assessor of IBIS systems within forensic laboratory settings for Forensic Quality Services. In addition, Mr. Bailey has over 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Detroit Metropolitan Police, where he worked in the crime laboratory and as an evidence technician.