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ALIAS Forensic Ballistics collaborating with Forensic Pathways

ALIAS – the next generation of forensic ballistics – attracts EU distribution, technology licensing and product collaboration deal with respected UK criminal and business intelligence company Forensic Pathways Contract signing at British High Commission in Ottawa, Canada marks first step in powerful alliance between Pyramidal Technologies and Forensic Pathways Left...

Richard Leary and Forensic Pathways is pleased to support important work on Evidence by William Twining, Philip David and Mimi Vasilaki

Richard Leary is pleased to support this important work on evidence. Richard Leary says… “This book represents a new and evolving approach to evidence which is so very much needed inour globalised world. We are living in a world where our ability to produce information by whatever means (computers, people,...

West Midlands Regional Offender Manager

Forensic Pathways was commissioned to provide insight into offender need for the purposes of the Regional Offender Manager‟s Commissioning Plan. A specific, complex database containing over 1.8 billion items of data was built and analysed. The name of the database is Pathway. Data was obtained from a number of sources...

A European Networked Firearms Intelligence Database

Forensic Pathways was Commissioned by the Homicide Working Group at EUROPOL to assess the feasibility of developing a Pan European approach to the management and use of forensic ballistic evidence and intelligence across the European Union (hereafter EU). The purpose of the study was to assess the potential impact of...

Towards a Financial Fraud Ontology

This document discusses the status of research on detection and prevention of financial fraud undertaken as part of the European Commission funded FF POIROT (financial fraud prevention oriented information resources using ontology technology) project. A first task has been the specification of the user requirements that define the functionality of...

The Missing Link

Mobile telephones are fast becoming not only a means to communicate verbally, but also a means to transfer data, pay bills, order products, plan journeys, book hotels, order food and socialise. This is where problems begin to emerge because the sheer volume of data makes analysis time-consuming and difficult. In...

Confirmation Bias, Ethics, and Mistakes in Forensics

Confirmation Bias, Ethics, and Mistakes in Forensics “The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.” - Publilius Syrus 1 Introduction Confirmation bias is when people observe more, give extra emphasis to, or intentionally look for evidence that would validate their existing beliefs and expectations and are likely...

FORENSICS,TERRORISM, INTELLIGENCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Innovation and collaboration are vital to preventing acts of terrorism… Deborah Leary. Chief Executive of Forensic Pathways.   FORENSICS,TERRORISM, INTELLIGENCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY Innovation and collaboration are vital to preventing acts of terrorism… Deborah Leary. Chief Executive of Forensic Pathways. FORENSICS,TERRORISM, INTELLIGENCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY   Innovation and collaboration are...

DISCUSSION ON BALLISTICS

Police operate under the assumption that there is no perfect crime, that every “contact leaves a trace”(1) therefore, every crime can in theory be solved. However, effective police work requires a continual balance of the amount of time, effort, and resources that can be applied to the investigation of a...

FOUR HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Four different participants constructed face composites, using “PRO-Fit”, of familiar and unfamiliar targets, with reference images present or from memory. The "mean" of all four composites, created by morphing (4-Morph) was rated as a better likeness than individual composites on average, and was as good as the best individual likeness....

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