Forensic Technology Inc.

Forensic Technology Inc.

April 20, 2011 13:08 ET

CSI: Montreal/Montreal Forensic Company Works to Help Students Stay in School

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 20, 2011) - Some 30 students from the École Secondaire Honoré Mercier, in Montreal, will get the chance to be Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) for a day.

Forensic Technology, a Montreal-based company, is using its expertise in forensic ballistics to help Secondary 5 science students learn more about how forensic investigators solve crimes and to promote the benefits of staying in school.

Because the drop-out rate is a province-wide problem, every year Forensic Technology partners with a school in the community in which academic perseverance is a challenge. The event, called Expert d'un jour, consists of a fictional homicide investigation in which students become the CSIs tasked with solving the case. Students have the opportunity to understand and analyze evidence, interview persons of interest, and, of course, solve a murder.

What:EventExpert d'un jour
When:Thursday, April 21st, 8:30 to 1:30
Where:Ecole Honoré Mercier, 1935 Desmarchais, Montréal, Qc
Who:On-site contact– Nancy Pombert (514-992-4814)

"Our business has led us to cities around the world where we have seen the tragic personal and economic suffering resulting from crime and violence," said Robert A. Walsh, President of Forensic Technology. "We need to do our part and give back to our community. Encouraging our students to learn and pursue an education not only benefits our community, but our society", he added.

Working in tandem with the school, and managed entirely by employee volunteers, Expert d'un jour takes place in an atmosphere of learning, collaboration, team building, and spirited competition. For their crime-solving abilities, the members of the winning team are awarded textbook scholarships to be applied toward their CEGEP studies.

Each week, TV dramas—such as "CSI"—depict the many tools and processes available to CSIs and police to help bring criminals to justice. In fact, Forensic Technology's products are regularly featured on "CSI", helping the TV CSIs and detectives link crimes, guns, and suspects.

Learn more about Forensic Technology and the Expert d'un jour event at www.expertdunjour.ca

About Forensic Technology

Forensic Technology pioneered automated ballistics identification more than 15 years ago and continues to be the world leader in ballistics and firearm identification technologies that promote a safer society. We partner with hundreds of public safety agencies in over 45 countries and territories, providing cost-effective and sustainable solutions.

With vast experience in scalable-networked solutions, we employ a dedicated team of engineering, forensic, and law enforcement professionals around the world.

IBIS technology can find the "needle in the haystack", suggesting possible matches between pairs of spent bullets and cartridge cases, at speeds well beyond human capacity, in order to help forensic experts give detectives more timely information about crimes, guns, and suspects.

For more information about Forensic Technology please visit: www.forensictechnology.com.

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