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Briefing Date:02/09/2004
Topic:Forensic Analysis: Weighing Bullet Lead Evidence

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Earth and Life Studies
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology
Committee on Scientific Assessment of Bullet Lead Elemental Composition Comparison

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Congressional Briefing
Monday, February 9, 2004
215 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:30 p.m.

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Forensic Analysis: Weighing Bullet Lead Evidence

Requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), this report looks at whether it is scientifically sound to compare the material makeup of lead bullets found at crime scenes with bullets in the possession of criminal suspects, and to use that comparison as evidence in court.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 10, 2004 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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