The virtual Firearm and Toolmarks Policy and Practice Forum will explore these new developments, discuss the foundations of firearm and toolmark examination, and address the implementation of new technologies into workflows. Additionally, the Forum will inform firearm and toolmark examiners on the legal issues surrounding firearm testimony and recent court decisions.
NIJ has identified four main topic areas related to forensic firearm and toolmark analysis to address during the forum. These include:
- Emerging Technologies
- Legal Aspects
On the final day of the Forum, we plan to hold a live panel discussion that will focus on the next steps within the field.