Forensic Intelligence Approach Used in Switzerland
This image shows a model of data integration using an example of three states. Information from each state's police and forensic laboratory information management system databases is collated into a shared intelligence database that is accessible to law enforcement analysts from the contributing states. The intelligence database, accessible via a secured server, allows analysts to link situational information (i.e., descriptive and other information provided in a police incident report) and forensic information, including evidence that provides probative value to a singular case and evidence collected for the purpose of potentially identifying connections across cases.
Source: Modeled after figure 1, page 139, in Quentin Rossy et al., “Integrating Forensic Information in a Crime Intelligence Database,” Forensic Science International 230 (2013): 137-156.