By Mike Barrett
The Pyramidal Technologies team is making final preparations to attend AFTE 2011 Chicago, running May 29th to June 3rd. This 42nd annual gathering of The Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners includes workshops on everything from The History of Ammunition to BATFE Machine Gun Conversions/Silencers for Experts, and it's the ideal showcase for ALIAS – the next generation of forensic ballistics.
We have many meetings and demonstrations lined up with law enforcement organizations and experts from around the world and are looking forward to connecting with colleagues old and new.
Earlier this year we were very proud that the AFTE Journal published an article entitled, Portable Forensic Ballistics Examination Instrument: Advanced Ballistics Analysis System (ALIAS), (Volume 43, Number 1 – Winter 2011).
The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) has been a world authority in our field since its inception in 1969. And it has truly been an honour to have ALIAS accepted in the organization’s journal.
AFTE is dedicated to the advancement of one of the primary disciplines of Forensic Science: firearm and tool mark identification. AFTE recognizes the need for the interchange of information, methods, development of standards, and the furtherance of research in forensic ballistics science.
The current membership of AFTE numbers approximately 850 members, technical advisors and subscribers that represent over 40 countries from around the world. The Pyramidal team is confident that ALIAS will contribute to the advancement of forensic ballistics science and allow firearm and tool mark examiners – and police officers – to solve more gun crimes, get more gun criminals off the streets, and save more lives.
(Mike Barrett is President & CEO of Pyramidal Technologies Inc., makers of ALIAS, the next generation in forensic ballistics.)