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This book demonstrates the extraordinary crime solving potential of ballistics technology.  A firearm in the hands of a criminal is a powerful destructive force yet that the same firearm can also be the Achilles heel that exposes the criminal to detection, arrest and conviction. The full utilization of the tools and best practices identified in this book should become the staples of professional policing that make our communities safer by targeting armed criminals.    
Bradley Buckles, former Director - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)  

The 13 Critical Tasks: An Inside-Out Approach to Solving More Gun Crime

The 13 Critical Tasks is more than a workshop or book. It is a fundamental approach to the way in which firearm crime is investigated.

Leveraging his nearly 40 years of experience in law enforcement, and investigating successful forensic lab practices, Pete Gagliardi has assembled a formidable collection of critical tasks that every agency should know about.

Tackling more than simple procedures or programs, The 13 Critical Tasks approaches the topic of solving firearm crime by using the presumptive approach that spans all facets of the system from policy and prosecutorial to investigative and inventory.

The presumptive approach to the investigation of firearm crime presumes that there is an abundance of data inside – which is transferred to fired bullets and cartridge cases – and outside every crime gun. When fully exploited, this data can be used to generate actionable information of tactical and strategic crime solving value.

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“Thousands are killed by gunfire each year and hundreds of thousands more are threatened or injured in robberies and assaults. In The 13 Critical Tasks, Pete Gagliardi lays out a practical set of ideas, supported by real-world examples, which can help cities address their gun crime problems now. He clearly shows that the harm done by armed criminals can be mitigated through the comprehensive collection and analysis of crime gun information and by achieving balance in the people, processes, and technologies mobilized to apprehend repeat gun offenders. This book is a must-have for law enforcement executives everywhere.”—Dr. Anthony A. Braga, Harvard University