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Hiring the right people for IBIS — finding the best person sometimes means that you have to go against your instincts
Hiring the right people for IBIS — finding the best person sometimes means that you have to go against your instincts

Author: Ron Nichols

Given the recent advances in Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS®) hardware and software, one thing is abundantly clear—it is very technician friendly. From acquisition through correlation results review, technicians can perform IBIS tasks quickly and reliably.

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Cast firing pins: what to look out for
Cast firing pins: what to look out for

Author: Andrew Boyle

When you’re performing reviews and comparing firing pin images, you’ll want to be especially careful when you see a straight, scar-like line going through the middle of the firing pin impression, as shown in the following images. This means that the firing pin is a cast firing pin.

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Making Ghost Guns a Little Less Scary
Making Ghost Guns a Little Less Scary

Author: Andrew Boyle

The term “Ghost Gun” is used to describe any firearm that does not have a serial number.  The onset of 3D-printed firearms means that ghost guns with no external markings whatsoever will be a reality for IBIS users around the world when they’re trying to add a firearm exhibit into IBIS. 

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Webinars

Webinar Series | An Innovative Strategy for Managing Firearm Related Casework
Webinar Series | An Innovative Strategy for Managing Firearm Related Casework

This webinar discusses not only the concept of using regional ballistic networks to handle and manage casework innovatively but, also shows how this strategy has been effectively incorporated by one police agency to a great amount of success.

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Success stories

No Gun Left Behind : New Jersey’s Inside-Out Approach to Gun Crime
No Gun Left Behind : New Jersey’s Inside-Out Approach to Gun Crime

Change is not easy. Whether it be at a political level, management level, or even at the forensic lab, the need for change isn’t always broadcast and effecting change isn’t always easy. This video is an excellent summary of how actionable intelligence can be obtained from crime guns and related evidence. The innovation, will, and

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NIBIN Glendale Church Shooting
NIBIN Glendale Church Shooting

NIBIN, powered by IBIS technology, proves pivotal in helping solve this Arizona firearm crime.

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Police Link Crimes, Guns & Suspects Across National Borders
Police Link Crimes, Guns & Suspects Across National Borders

A violent transnational gang, operating between Spain and Portugal, has been stopped thanks to diligent police work, rigorous cross border protocols, and an innovative new-technology-based program called the INTERPOL Ballistic Information Network (IBIN).

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