FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.232, pp.104-110, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
The firearm identification has two examination phases; the first phase is "one by one" cartridge case or bullet identification. The second phase is "Open Case File (OCF)" examination. Due to the size of the OCF archive, the OCF examination with only comparison microscopes takes a long time and is an unfeasible process. The Computerized Ballistic Identification Systems (CBIS) has become an essential tool for archive examination by correlation and preliminary eliminations. In this study, two objectives were pursued; the first is measuring the performance of the BALISTIKA 2010 system on cartridge case acquisition of handguns, correlation and examination. The second objective is the examination of the performance on the correlation according to brand and models of firearms. Detailed experimental results are demonstrated for about 2000 cartridge cases. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.