The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
: Ballistic Imaging
Tue, Mar 4, 2008   123 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m
Tue, Mar 4, 2008   305 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.

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


Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
123 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m.
305 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.


Ballistic Imaging

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.