This project examines forensic processes from the report of the crime through to the arrest of the offender.
Phase 1 of this project was conducted in 2011 and was broken into five distinct stages: attendance, submission, analysis, identification and investigation, with a view to identifying inefficiencies and bottlenecks. The study benchmarked forensic processes and performance for burglary offences against samples collected for DNA and fingerprint analysis. All police jurisdictions participated in Phase 1 and data was collected for over 8,000 cases nationally. The key objectives of the end-to-end Phase 1 project were to develop a framework to capture and compare data, to develop a simple performance management model and to develop a national model for the end-to-end forensic processes.
End to End Phase 1 Report (PDF 626KB)
Phase 2 of the project is being run during 2015 within the same participating sites. This will enable agencies to be benchmarked against their own data from the previous phase and will establish, amongst other things, whether recommendations from end-to-end Phase 1 project have had a positive impact. Data collection should be finalised by mid-December 2015 with a final report available by April 2016.
End to End Phase 2 Report (PDF 1.8MB)