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Firearm examiner competence using 3D imaging technology

BOLTON-KING, Rachel (2015) Firearm examiner competence using 3D imaging technology. In: Interpol Firearm Forensic Symposium, 7-9 October, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Over recent years there has been a growing need for individual examiners to regularly demonstrate their professional competence in thee courtroom. Such assessments are currently offered in a range of tasks associated with the role of the forensic firearms examiner, including comparison macroscopy. However, testing has yet to be developed to cover firearms identification using 3D imaging, which is now being considered as admissible evidence in court.

This workshop will discuss the importance of competence testing and explain the recommended assessment design to simulate practice in casework. The scope of use for TRAX-3D in laboratory protocols will be shared and the impact of operator variability using BULLETTRAX demonstrated. The outcome of the workshop will evaluate the need to monitor individual’s competence when incorporating 3D imaging technologies and determine whether an appropriate assessment should be developed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Event Title: Interpol Firearm Forensic Symposium
Event Location: Singapore
Event Dates: 7-9 October
Depositing User: Rachel BOLTON-KING
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 09:58
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:42

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