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File Management and Data Sharing

With the various technology options available for forensic science laboratories today, it is essential that the technology can be leveraged in as many ways as possible.

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Standardized Training and Testing

An ongoing concern of forensic science laboratories is the availability of training options for new firearm and toolmark examiners.

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A Defendable Error Rate Has Arrived!

Firearm examiners have done their best to provide the courts with an answer to this question with varying levels of success.

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Reinforcing Individuality

With respect to striations observed on bullets, Calvin Goddard wrote, “They [striations] exist by reason of the fact that no two material objects either of God’s or Man’s fabrication are identically the same.”

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More Efficient Processing: Reducing Backlog and Achieving Greater Objectivity

I remember working for a city-based forensic science laboratory as a firearm and toolmark examiner and having evidence submissions that would include not one, not two, not three, but upwards of 10 to 15 bullets and bullet fragments from a shooting scene.

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Moving Toward Greater Objectivity

The year 2020 has been a difficult one in many ways throughout the world. It is also a year in which there have been several published court decisions expressing concern with respect to the lack of objectivity in firearm and toolmark identification.

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Nous aidons nos clients avec leurs opérations reliées à IBIS durant la crise de la COVID-19

Pendant que nous pratiquons la distanciation sociale pour garder nos familles et amis en sécurité et en santé suite à l’éclosion du Coronavirus: la COVID-19, la compagnie Technologies Ultra Electronics Forensic souhaite étendre ses services professionnels à ses clients afin qu’ils puissent poursuivre leurs opérations essentielles sur nos équipments IBIS et ainsi continuer à prévenir

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Best Practices for Creating a “High-Hit” IBIS Database

When planning the integration of IBIS® into your policing of a city, state/province and/or country, the list of possible approaches can seem endless.

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Hiring the right people for IBIS: sometimes, finding the best person means going against your best 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

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

Auteur: 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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Tastes great! Solves homicides! Prevents shootings!

Author: Ron Nichols

“Tastes great! Less filling!”, the long-running marketing campaign for a lite version of a popular beer, was ranked by a marketing magazine as the eighth best campaign in history. Commercials featured individuals who would drink the beer and then exclaim, “Tastes great!”

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Are you cutting off the ends of the ham?

Author: Ron Nichols

There’s a story of a young girl watching her mom prepare the ham for the holiday dinner. She saw her mom cutting off each end of the ham and asked her why she did that.

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Decreasing the Backlog to meet the needs of Law Enforcement

An interview with Forensics Services Chief Pam Hofsass

"There is no quick fix to the increased demand for testing and connectivity, however, if you work collaboratively and with an open mind, great things can happen."
~~ Chief Pam Hofsass

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Exhibit Acquisitions: Double Dipping is Bad (Except When It’s Good)

Author: Andrew Boyle

There are many things that can be done to increase your effectiveness with IBIS. One of the services we offer is to have an IBIS trainer visit your site and perform an evaluation of your IBIS work and your workflow.

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