RJ Lee Group’s Criminal Forensic Director Invited to Join SWGGSR


A.J. ‘Skip’ Schwoeble, director of RJ Lee Group’s Criminal Forensic Department, has been invited to become a member of a Scientific Working Group of Gunshot Residue (SWGGSR). This group developed out of the FBI GSR Symposium in Quantico, Virginia, in June of 2005.

A.J. ‘Skip’ Schwoeble, director of RJ Lee Group’s Criminal Forensic Department, has been invited to become a member of a Scientific Working Group of Gunshot Residue (SWGGSR). This group developed out of the FBI GSR Symposium in Quantico, Virginia, in June of 2005. The FBI Symposium investigated many of the critical issues facing the GSR discipline in the United States and internationally; and identified numerous on-going problems facing GSR discipline, which needed to be dealt with over the coming years.

SWG membership consists of 24 accepted leaders in the field chosen for their activity in advancing the field. The Group aims to have an international focus; and therefore, it is important that as many of the major regions of the world are represented as possible.

In order to address the critical issues and drive a continuing program of development in this discipline, it is anticipated that the SWG will for sub-committees which will work toward resolving the critical areas, developing and publishing guidelines, and focusing research and development in the field. These sub-committees will specialize in such areas as ammunition, contamination, instrumentation, methodology, training and testimony.

The inaugural meeting is to be held in late October at the University of West Virginia in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The SWGGSR is funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

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