THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on Law and Justice
Committee on National Statistics
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
National Materials Advisory Board
Committee to Assess the Feasibility, Accuracy, and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
123 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m.
305 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
A new report from the National Research Council assesses whether creating a national database of ballistic images from all new and imported guns in the U.S. would be feasible and effective. Such a database has been proposed to help investigators link bullets or cartridge casings found at crime scenes to the weapons from which they were fired.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 5, 2008 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.