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After the Fact (AtF) is an online virtual crime scene assessment test for forensic science practitioners. Precise and diligent processing of a crime scene is fundamental to the quality of any subsequent forensic examination. Effective crime scene training and performance monitoring is therefore an essential component of the forensic science process.

Resource:  2016 After the Fact Order form

NIFS, along with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in the United States developed the web-based version of the CDROM, as an innovative and effective answer to the needs of the forensic science and police communities. Through the use of virtual reality technology, the program replaces the costly and time-consuming practice of creating mock crime scenes for the purpose of training and performance assessment.

Through the innovative use of video and still photography, AtF allows the investigator to 'walk through' the scene and provides for realistic scene processing including photography, note-taking, collection, labelling and packaging. AtF comes in either training or assessment versions.

The new 2016 web-based version of AtF is available to approved users upon request. CD's from previous versions are also available to approved users upon request.

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