Offered by: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence
Duration: 1.5 hours
The main goal of this webinar was to present a discussion of the current state of gunshot residue (GSR) detection and efforts being made to improve current capabilities. This webinar presented the development and validation of novel methods to identify organic and inorganic gunshot residues. Electrochemical and laser-based spectroscopic techniques (LIBS) are presented as screening methods that are quicker, more selective, and more powerful than any current field-testing technique.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
1) Understand challenges faced in the forensic analysis and interpretation of gunshot residues and how emerging technologies can provide viable solutions.
2) Recognize the main capabilities and limitation of electrochemistry, LIBS and LC/MS for GSR detection and their potential impact to the criminal justice.
3) Identify the value of using populations that simulate casework samples for the validation and assessment of performance measures of qualitative data.