On November 17, ICITAP partnered with the Iberoamerican Academy of Criminalistics and Forensic Studies (AICEF) to present a webinar on Forensic Intelligence delivered in Spanish. ICITAP hosted content delivered by a Forensic Intelligence Analyst employed with the Forensic Services Unit of the Miami Dade Police Department. The Analyst outlined the benefits and methods of information sharing among agencies and record management systems as applied to firearms analysis and tracking. Results from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)’s National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) database can help identify links between firearms used in multiple crimes, and the ATF’s E-Trace system tracks firearms by serial number. These databases and laboratory analysis can provide critical information to investigators, but technical reports are not always easy to understand and are often underutilized. The Forensic Intelligence analyst collates relevant information from databases and analyst and investigative reports to create clear and concise summaries of related criminal activity, providing valuable insight into criminal networks. The webinar had 738 attendees from countries across Latin America, including Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina, as well as Spain.
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