NFSTC is proud to announce we have received the August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police for the second time. The award, in the Current or Past Forensic Science Collaboration category, recognizes the collaborative effort that produced the web-based version of After the Fact, the online virtual crime scene assessment tests.
The assessments measure an investigator’s proficiency in seven crucial facets of investigation, from initial assessment through evidence collection.
The development team consisted of NFSTC, the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency National Institute of Forensic Science (ANZPAA NIFS), the College of Policing of the Forensic Centre in the United Kingdom, and Cornerstone Computing of La Trobe University, also located in Australia. The team worked across continents to enhance the program.
After the Fact has been in use since 1996 to assess the proficiency of crime scene investigators. Transforming this CD-based program to a web-based delivery provides numerous benefits, including:
- decreasing time required to develop new scenarios
- eliminating the need for physically shipping the test to practitioners
- facilitating secure online submittal of test results
- access to an administrator portal for test progress monitoring
To take an online demonstration of After the Fact, visit: www.webatf.com/demo
NFSTC also provides online training programs for crime scene investigation that are available to law enforcement or the general public. For information on taking these trainings, visit: http://www.nfstc.org/service/forensics-training/