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Ballistics Recognition and Identification Systems

  • By: Adina Schwartz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Ballistics identification, more properly known as firearms identification, is part of the forensic science discipline of toolmark identification. The premise underlying toolmark identification is that a tool, such as a firearm barrel, leaves a unique toolmark on an object, ...

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