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Ejector Marks: Why You Shouldn't Ignore Them

Posted by Andrew BoyleNov 4, 2014 10:48:00 AM

With baseball’s post-season having just wrapped up in North America, I recently found myself wondering how many teams would have still been in the playoffs if some of them had decided to play their entire season calling their own players “out” after only two strikes. This seems like a ridiculous scenario, but it’s essentially one that many IBIS sites voluntarily subscribe to when they opt to not capture ejector marks when acquiring cartridge cases.

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Topics: ejector marks, best practices, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, ballistics identification, ballistic analysis




RAIN Checks On Crime Guns in NJ?

Posted by Pete GagliardiSep 29, 2014 8:05:00 AM

Back in March,  I wrote a blog entitled: Aristotle, Vince Lombardi, Guns, and New Jersey.

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Topics: NIBIN, Intelligence-led Policing, 13 Tasks, protocol, New Jersey, ballistics analysis, IBIS, ballistics forensics, forensic lab, ballistic analysis




Aristotle, Vince Lombardi, Guns, and New Jersey

Posted by Pete GagliardiMar 28, 2014 7:01:00 AM


The issue of gun related violence continues to generate a fair amount of public attention since the tragic events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School well over a year ago. All the while the ensuing debate over potential solutions continues to be both acrimonious and polarizing.

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Topics: NIBIN, Intelligence-led Policing, 13 Tasks, protocol, New Jersey, IBIS, ballistic analysis




But We Don’t Have the Resources! – Or do we?

Posted by Pete GagliardiDec 30, 2013 2:00:00 PM

In 1980, on a Friday night in New Haven, Connecticut, about two weeks before Christmas, a man named Perry Farnham was shot to death in the garage bay of his waste management business.

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Topics: backlog, Forensics, IBIS, ballistics forensics, forensic lab, ballistic analysis, ballistics, IBIN




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