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The Blank Die

The small island country of Fortuna, though not vast in territorial expanse nor rich in international bond, prided itself in its one asset among its subordinate citizens. That source of pride, the one virtue, was order. In this orderly society, there were no choices and few guarantees. There were no spoken names officially recognized by … Continue reading The Blank Die

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Stockton Case Study

Between 1999 and 2003, Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) specialists at the Stockton Police National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) lab collaborated with Stockton Investigators and forensic experts at the California Department of Justice, using the IBIS and NIBIN databases to acquire information from the test fires of firearms recovered from various crime scenes. This … Continue reading Stockton Case Study

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Ballistics Reflection

Based on all of the ballistics activities done in class, I have concluded that ballistics requires a great amount of patience, precision, and perseverance, and that it is easy to make errors in attempting to match bullets. I learned a lot about ballistics from the powerpoint, which included related vocabulary, procedures, and general concepts. I … Continue reading Ballistics Reflection