Highlights

NIJ-funded researchers have worked to generate reliable actuarially based analysis about when individuals with a criminal background pose no significant likelihood of committing a new crime. They found that a “redemption” time can be calculated for first-time arrestees.

Read the Corrections Today article.

Firearms examiners had an average error rate of less than 1.2 percent when matching consecutively manufactured Glock barrels to bullets fired from them, using unique microscopic markings left on firearms during the manufacturing process and transferred to the bullets at firing.

Learn more about this study.

Opening Black Box of NIBIN

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How does the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network assist in criminal investigations? Dr. Bill King and ATF Special Agent John Risenhoover discuss how NIBIN has been used by agencies and how it could be more effective in this NIJ Research in the Real World Seminar.

Watch the seminar.

Firearms Examiner Accuracy

Bullets and a ruler

Firearms examiners had an average error rate of less than 1.2 percent when matching consecutively manufactured Glock barrels to spent bullets, according to a study by a Florida International University statistician and the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Read the article.