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Gun Tracing Systems Study Report

NCJ Number
37067
Date Published
January 1976
Length
30 pages
Author(s)
Search Group, Inc.
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Annotation
FINAL REPORT ON A STUDY TO SURVEY, ANALYZE, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE EXISTING SYSTEMS AND FUTURE REQUIREMENTS PERTINENT TO TRACING FIREARMS INVOLVED IN THE COMMISSION OF CRIMES.
Abstract
THE STUDY CONCENTRATED ON EXAMINING THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOABCCO AND FIREARMS (ATF) NATIONAL FIREARMS TRACING CENTER (NFTC) AND ANALYZING METHODS FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPROVEMENT OF THIS SYSTEM, SINCE IT HAD ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED BY LEGISLATION. A LIMITED SURVEY OF EXISTING GUN TRACING SYSTEMS USED BY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCIES WAS CONDUCTED AND DATA ANALYZED TO DETERMINE AGENCIES' NEEDS AND THE EXISTENCE OF ANY STANDARDS. KEY ISSUES AFFECTING GUN TRACING ACTIVITIES WERE ALSO LISTED AND ANALYZED. CONSIDERATION WAS THEN GIVEN TO ALTERNATIVES FOR IMPROVING GUN TRACING ACTIVITIES STILL FEASIBLE IN LIGHT OF THE SURVEY DATA, REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS, AND ISSUES ANALYSIS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GUN TRACING SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT ARE IDENTIFIED AND PRIORITIZED IN THE LAST SECTION OF THE REPORT. BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND A COPY OF THE SURVEY'S QUESTIONNAIRE ARE APPENDED.
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