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The use of forensic case data in an intelligence perspective

Project Member(s): Morelato, M., Roux, C.

Start year: 2015

Summary: The fight against the illicit drug networks and organised crimes suffers from two major limitations, namely the current under-utilisation of forensic science that is primarily applied on a case-by-case basis as a reactive tool for court purposes and a sub-optimal use of available forensic information. This project will address these issues through the development of an optimised methodology that utilises illicit drug profiling for operational purposes and the development of a transversal application of this methodology for the use of different forensic case data. The aim is to transition from traditional reactive practices to the systematic integration of forensic case data to provide knowledge about criminal activities.

Publications:

Morelato, M, Medeiros Bozic, S, Rhumorbarbe, D, Broséus, J, Staehli, L, Esseiva, P, Roux, C & Rossy, Q 2020, 'An insight Into Prescription Drugs and Medicine on the AlphaBay Cryptomarket', Journal of Drug Issues, pp. 002204261987295-002204261987295.
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Bannwarth, A, Morelato, M, Benaglia, L, Been, F, Esseiva, P, Delemont, O & Roux, C 2019, 'The use of wastewater analysis in forensic intelligence: drug consumption comparison between Sydney and different European cities', Forensic Sciences Research, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 141-151.
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Morelato, M, Franscella, D, Esseiva, P & Broséus, J 2019, 'When does the cutting of cocaine and heroin occur? The first large-scale study based on the chemical analysis of cocaine and heroin seizures in Switzerland.', The International journal on drug policy, vol. 73, pp. 7-15.
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Rhumorbarbe, D, Morelato, M, Staehli, L, Roux, C, Jaquet-Chiffelle, D-O, Rossy, Q & Esseiva, P 2019, 'Monitoring new psychoactive substances: Exploring the contribution of an online discussion forum', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, vol. 73, pp. 273-280.
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Lefrancois, E, Morelato, M, Belackova, V, Silins, E, Latimer, J, Jauncey, M, Augsburger, M, Esseiva, P & Roux, C 2019, 'IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE OF DRUG USAGE THROUGH LABORATORY ANALYSIS OF USED INJECTING PARAPHERNALIA AT THE SYDNEY SUPERVISED INJECTING FACILITY', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. S64-S65.

Agius, A, Morelato, M, Moret, S, Chadwick, S, Jones, K, Epple, R, Brown, J & Roux, C 2018, 'Using handwriting to infer a writer's country of origin for forensic intelligence purposes.', Forensic Science International, vol. 282, pp. 144-156.
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Been, F, O'Brien, J, Lai, FY, Morelato, M, Vallely, P, McGowan, J, van Nuijs, ALN, Covaci, A & Mueller, JF 2018, 'Analysis of N,N-dimethylamphetamine in wastewater - a pyrolysis marker and synthesis impurity of methamphetamine.', Drug testing and analysis, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 1590-1598.
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Morelato, M, Broséus, J, De Grazia, A, Tahtouh, M, Esseiva, P & Roux, C 2018, 'Forensic drug intelligence and the rise of cryptomarkets. Part II: Combination of data from the physical and virtual markets.', Forensic science international, vol. 288, pp. 201-210.
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Agius, A, Jones, K, Epple, R, Morelato, M, Moret, S, Chadwick, S & Roux, C 2017, 'The use of handwriting examinations beyond the traditional court purpose', Science and Justice, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 394-400.
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Broséus, J, Morelato, M, Tahtouh, M & Roux, C 2017, 'Forensic drug intelligence and the rise of cryptomarkets. Part I: Studying the Australian virtual market.', Forensic Science International, vol. 279, pp. 288-301.
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Broséus, J, Rhumorbarbe, D, Morelato, M, Staehli, L & Rossy, Q 2017, 'A geographical analysis of trafficking on a popular darknet market.', Forensic Science International, vol. 277, pp. 88-102.
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Morelato, M, Barash, M, Blanes, L, Chadwick, S, Dilag, J, Kuzhiumparambil, U, Nizio, KD, Spindler, X & Moret, S 2017, 'Forensic Science: Current State and Perspective by a Group of Early Career Researchers', Foundations of Science, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 799-825.
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Agius, A, Morelato, M, Moret, S, Chadwick, S, Jones, K, Epple, R & Roux, C 2017, 'USING HANDWRITING TO INFER A WRITER'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR FORENSIC INTELLIGENCE PURPOSES', FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 21st Triennial Meeting of the International-Association-of-Forensic-Sciences (IAFS), ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, Toronto, CANADA, pp. 160-160.

Bannwarth, A, Morelato, M, Benaglia, L, Esseiva, P, Del, OM & Roux, C 2017, 'THE ANALYSIS OF ILLICIT DRUGS IN SYDNEY WASTEWATER', FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 21st Triennial Meeting of the International-Association-of-Forensic-Sciences (IAFS), ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, Toronto, CANADA, pp. 225-225.

Morelato, M, Broseus, J, Rhumorbarbe, D, Staehli, L, Roux, C & Rossy, Q 2017, 'A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF TRAFFICKING ON EVOLUTION, A POPULAR DARKNET MARKETPLACE', FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 21st Triennial Meeting of the International-Association-of-Forensic-Sciences (IAFS), ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, Toronto, CANADA, pp. 246-246.

Bruenisholz, E, Prakash, S, Ross, A, Morelato, M, O’Malley, T, Raymond, T, Ribaux, O, Roux, CP & Walsh, S 2016, 'The intelligent use of forensic data: an introduction to the principles', Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, vol. 7, no. 1-2, pp. 21-29.
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Keywords: illicit drugs, forensic science, case data

FOR Codes: Law Enforcement, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Statistics, Criminology not elsewhere classified