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New Ballistics Technology Helps Fire Up 20 Year Old Cold Case

Posted by Pete GagliardiNov 7, 2013 7:25:00 PM

This is a story about tenacity and crime solving. 

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Topics: BULLETTRAX-3D, Santa Ana, California, ballistics identification, ballistic analysis




Linking Crimes, Guns and Suspects: Positive Signs for 2013?

Posted by Pete GagliardiDec 19, 2012 8:01:00 AM

As the New Year approaches, I thought it would be interesting to look back over the last twelve months and take stock of what went on in the microcosm of forensic ballistics and crime solving.

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Topics: Intelligence-led Policing, evidence, BULLETTRAX-3D, phoenix, Santa Ana, Arizona, California, Philippines, protocol, Forensics, august vollmer, IBIS, ballistics forensics, IBIN, INTERPOL




Taking it to the Chiefs: Hearing Every Crime Gun's Story

Posted by Pete GagliardiOct 11, 2012 10:46:00 AM

The International Association of Chiefs of Police held their annual conference last week as they have done each year since 1893. This year’s event was held in San Diego and thousands of law enforcement executives from around the world came together to continue the tradition by attending training sessions, networking with peers, and exploring the state-of-the-art Exhibit Hall.

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Topics: NIBIN, Shooting, Intelligence-led Policing, 13 Tasks, evidence, phoenix, Santa Ana, protocol, bullets, Forensics, IBIS, ballistics




Smoking Gun: A Case of Justice Served & Crimes Prevented

Posted by Pete GagliardiAug 7, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Smoking gun; noun

Used to mean indisputable evidence, the term “smoking gun” is believed to have evolved from this excerpt of a Sherlock Holmes story:

“We rushed into the captain's cabin . . . there he lay with his brains smeared over thechart of the Atlantic . . . while the chaplain stood with a smoking pistol in his hand.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The GloriaScott (1893)

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Topics: Shooting, Intelligence-led Policing, evidence, BULLETTRAX-3D, Santa Ana, California, bullets, august vollmer, ballistics forensics, forensic lab




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