This webinar will help prosecutors and law enforcement personnel understand how best to use NIBIN evidence in a courtroom. It will cover what NIBIN is and what it isn’t. It will explain how the NIBIN process works, how it informs investigations, and how evidence derived from NIBIN can dramatically strengthen prosecutions against “the worst of the worst” in your communities. Improving prosecutors’ and law enforcement personnel’s understanding of NIBIN will make it easier for all users to take advantage of NIBIN’s benefits and weave NIBIN deeper into the fabric of criminal prosecution to maximize its public-safety impact. Equally important, improving NIBIN’s use in court protects against court decisions that could exclude, devalue, or undermine NIBIN – which would be a serious setback to the use of forensic technology to obtain and uphold convictions that improve public safety.
Participants will also receive a toolkit they can use and distribute to others involved in prosecutions with NIBIN evidence. Among other things, this toolkit explains how to use NIBIN evidence to your benefit at various stages of investigation and prosecution, includes reference materials, and provides model witness outlines, warrant/complaint affidavit language, demonstrative images and diagrams, and language for common courtroom presentations and pleadings.
Other Webinars in this Series
- Elevating Community Engagement and Relationships to Reduce Gun Violence
- July 21 Building a Crime Gun Intelligence Capability
- Nov 3: Maximizing NIBIN’s Potential in the Courtroom (this webinar)
- Dec 1: hold the date!
This webinar is sponsored by Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology. Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology is a leader in forensic analysis providing innovative and effective solutions like its unique technology: the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS®). IBIS is designed to find the “needle in the haystack” by discovering matches between pairs of spent bullets and cartridge cases at speeds well beyond human capacity. Forensic Technology helps experts obtain timely information so they can make society a safer place. By registering for this event you hereby authorize the Justice Clearinghouse to share your registration information with our sponsor organization.