It has been a busy few weeks for us working on Project EFFECT and preparing for the Interpol Firearm Forensics Symposium (IFFS) 2015. This year the event is taking place at the new INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore from October 7 through to October 9.
If you are attending the event we will be presenting an update on the first day of the event centred around Project EFFECT with Dr. Helen Poole of Coventry University. The objective of Project EFFECT is:
‘To enhance the sharing of information about gun enabled crime transnationally across Europe with a view to reducing the threat posed to the internal security of the EU by the illegal supply and use of firearms’
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire came to visit our laboratory last week to see how we work. You can listen to the interview below on our Youtube Channel or on Soundcloud.
Our current phase of work involves:
Utilising the ballistic intelligence derived from cartridge cases
recovered from crime scenes in the Western Balkan Countries and bordering countries to show how crime guns are being moved between these countries and beyond, and to illustrate the types of crimes that are being committed using the same weapon transnationally.
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