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End-to-End Forensic Identification Process

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This project examined forensic processes from the report of the crime through to the arrest of the offender.

Phase 1

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

Phase 2 of this project was conducted in 2015 within the same participating sites. The report makes available the findings from the analysis of the 2015 data, provides a comparison with the 2011 data, and offers future recommendations. The End-to-End project has helped develop and refine a national model for end-to-end forensic processing of volume crime samples, providing a useful tool to enable agencies to capture and compare data, which in turn provides valuable information on efficiency and effectiveness of the forensic processes which support investigations.

End to End Phase 2 Report (PDF 1.8MB)

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