The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Laboratory System consists of eight disciplines in each of eight regional laboratories; therefore, the scientific equipment and commensurate data handling for forensic investigation is diversified. Based upon what we considered to be our unique forensic requirements, and recognizing the already established resources within our EDP Departmental Responsibility Centre, various automation concepts were assessed for suitability within the RCMP. Automation criteria were established resulting in a decision to adopt centralized processing wherever possible. Since the historical development of the RCMP Laboratory System was centred around dedicated processing it was necessary to develop implementation criteria in order to ensure a smooth transition to the centralized approach. Such things as site preparation, service contracts, operator selection, training, performance specifications etc. are considered.
Note -- Introduction -- Keynote Speech: The Honourable Haim Bar Lev Minister of Police State of Israel -- Keynote Speech: The Honourable Moshe Arens -- Keynote Speech: The Role of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigation -- Facing Unconventional Terrorism -- The Terrorism of Left-Wingers in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Combat Against the Terrorists -- Firearms Examination in a Terrorist Situation -- Documents & Forgery in Terrorist Operations -- Forensic Ballistics in Counter-Insurgency Warfare -- Trends in Palestinian Terrorism -- The Reemergence of Jewish Terrorism in Israel -- International Terrorism a New Threat to Information Systems Security -- The Israel National Police Bomb Disposal Unit -- Survey of Selected Terrorist Devices -- A Method for Estimating the Accuracy of Individual Control Question Tests -- A Built-In Validity in Polygraph Field Examinations (1) -- Validity of the Control Question Test in Two Levels of the Severity of Crimes -- Assessing Polygraph Accuracy: The importance of choosing an evaluation technique which is compatible with the way the examinations were conducted -- Decision Rules in Polygraph Examination -- Computerized Polygraph Interpretations and Detection of Physical Countermeasures -- The Psychological Stress Evaluator: A Validation Field Study -- The Effect of Similarity on Psychophysiological Responsitivity to Pictorial and Verbal Stimuli -- Hypnosis in Police Investigation: Principles and Safeguards -- Field Kits – Forensic Examinations Outside the Lab -- The Role of the Forensic/Clinical Specialist (Police Surgeon) -- Sexual Abuse Field Kits in the United Kingdom -- The System for Evidence Collection from Sexual Assault Victims in Israel -- Evidence Technicians -- Computer-Based Methods for Forensic Speaker Recognition -- The Current Status of Voice Identification in Police Investigation in Israel -- Forensic Applications of Automatic Speaker Verification -- “Hitler Diaries” Case History, Examination Results, Handling in Court -- Hitler Diary Forgery -- Techniques for Detecting Documents Created by Photocopy Machines -- Surveillance Under Adverse Weather Conditions: Wavelength Filtering Considerations -- Analysis of Explosives in the Israel Forensic Science Laboratory -- Recent Advances in Laser Latent Fingerprint Development -- Speedometer Examination for Traffic Accident Reconstruction -- Determination of Firing Distance by Total Nitrite -- A Simple Adaptation of the Microspectrophotometer Docuspec Tm/I for the Comparison of Small Quantities of Luminescent Materials -- Forgeries of the USSR Drivers License -- Handwriting Characteristics of Arabs Writing Hebrew -- Identification of the Dead Can Chiropodists Help? -- The Identification of the Seriously Damaged Body Using Non-Dental Data -- An Approach to Laboratory Automation -- Central Collections of Physical Evidence and Possibilities of Support Through Use of Computers -- Computerization of Fraudulent Cheques Collection -- A Collection of Tool Marks Made by Self-Locking Pliers on Broken Cylinder Locks -- An Experimental Video-Disc Based Fingerprint Retrieval System -- Automatic Digital Defocus Restoring Filter -- Future Priorities in Forensic Science Research and Development in the Federal Republic of Germany -- Shi’ite Terrorism