Transformational forensics is a concept in which there is a commitment on the part of forensic science laboratories to collaborate with clients and stakeholders to identify needed change and creating a vision to guide that change so that our communities can become safer places for all to have an opportunity to reach their potential. With respect to gun related crime, the chief need for the investigators is to have reliable, comprehensive, and timely intelligence with respect to the shooting activity that is occurring in the streets, an activity that is best determined using forensics.
This webinar will speak about enlarging the box for the forensic examination of firearm-related evidence to provide investigators with relevant shooting intelligence within 24 to 72 hours after an incident. When minds and wills are committed to seeing a change done, there are ample examples of this being accomplished in ways that have allowed for investigators to remove active shooters off the streets while preserving the integrity of the evidence. While it is understood that quality cannot be rushed, it also has to be understood that for an investigator, the best results are useless if they don’t arrive in time to assist in the investigation.
The webinar will focus on three primary aspects:
- a further definition of transformational forensics;
- various strategies, and finally,
- examples of successful implementations.
With the success that has been designed and accomplished in various contexts, accredited and non-accredited, there is no excuse not to explore the potential that this strategy offers.