a database used for acquiring, storing, and analyzing images of bullets and cartridge casings. Important: a defined standard, that is considered to be a key indicator of overall quality in the laboratory, but which may not directly affect the work product or the integrity of the evidence.
- Browse Related Terms: Certificate of Analysis, Certified Reference Material, Crime scene, Desirable, Essential, Evidence Submission Form, Fire Debris, Integrated Ballistics Information System (IBIS), Known Standard, Laboratory Personnel, Operations Manual, Peer, protocol, Quality, Scene, Submission, Submitting Agency, Technical Operations, Turnaround Time
an exam process/instrument originating from within the laboratory system and used as a quality assessment sample.
- Browse Related Terms: Blind or Double-Blind Sample Technique, Calibration, External Proficiency Test, Internal Proficiency Test, Known sample, Open Proficiency Test, Proficiency Test, Reference Standard, reliability, Serology, Supervised Casework, Toxicology (forensic science discipline)
a detailed accounting of all items within a specified location. Examples include but are not limited to: evidence in the evidence vault, evidence in the possession of an analyst, drug standards in the secure storage area for drug standards, contents of a container, etc.
- Browse Related Terms: evidence, Evidence Transfer, Evidence Vault(s), Examinations (Evidential), Firearms and Toolmarks Section, inventory, Limited Access, Population, Proper seal, Re-Examination Technique, Safety & Security Inspections, Section Evidence Area, secure area
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