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Research-based forensic intelligence in Australia and Brazil

Grant number: 14/50362-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Cooperation agreement: Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN)
Principal researcher:Bruno Spinosa de Martinis
Grantee:Bruno Spinosa de Martinis
Principal researcher abroad: Claude Roux
Institution abroad: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Forensic intelligence represents a different approach to the traditional use of forensic science which is predominantly focused on court outcomes. It is hypothesized that a more strategic use of existing forensic science case data can contribute to a synergistic relationship between forensic science, crime analysis and investigation. The main purpose of this exchange is to evaluate the different experiences between the two countries regarding to the resolution of legal problems. The remarkable differences between the two country realities are a rich opportunity to exchange knowledge with mutual benefits. The Australian purpose includes establishing illicit drug seizure linkages and country of origin. The assessment of each approach will be conducted using the computational efficiency, robustness and statistical stability. The Brazilian purpose involves three main goals: a) development and validation of analytical methods using extraction and chromatographic techniques for the investigation of drugs of abuse licit and illicit, in postmortem and in vivo samples, in conventional and alterative biological samples such as sweat, hair, saliva and meconium. b) The use of theoretical chemistry and chemo metrics techniques to evaluate the behavior of illicit drugs and those derivatives called designer drugs. c) Statistical evaluation of expert reports. (AU)

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