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Certificates of Professional Competence in Firearms-Related Disciplines

BOLTON-KING, Rachel, JACKSON, Andrew and Hunt, Anya (2014) Certificates of Professional Competence in Firearms-Related Disciplines. In: Biennial Firearms Conference with ENFSI Firearms/GSR Working Group, 17-19/09/2014, Leeds.

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Following recent market research (Bolton-King & Jackson, 2014), there was a high level of support and demand by professionals in the forensic firearms community to develop Certificates of Professional Competence (CoPC) in 4 areas as a high priority; legal classification of firearms, function testing, comparison macroscopy and gunshot residue analysis.
This presentation will officially launch the array of CoPC available through the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) from October 2014 and indicate the applicability of each CoPC to a wide range of professionals within the firearms community. The stages, methods and levels of assessment for the CoPCs will also be outlined.
Competence testing through CoPCs has been designed for public and private organisations as well as sole traders. Successfully completing relevant CoPCs are a way of illustrating an individual’s on-going competence and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development. This will be of huge assistance to the court. This will be just one route to demonstrate competence when applying for the Accredited Forensic Practitioner category of CSFS membership.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Event Title: Biennial Firearms Conference with ENFSI Firearms/GSR Working Group
Event Location: Leeds
Event Dates: 17-19/09/2014
Depositing User: Rachel BOLTON-KING
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:44

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