April 15, 2024 - from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

3D-printed firearms: Overview of the current situation in Quebec

Lunchtime lecture by Mylène S. Falardeau.
Monday, April 15, 2024, 4pm to 5:15pm
In room C-2059, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, UdeM and in Zoom

Registration required

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In recent years, there has been a meteoric rise in media cases and requests for expertise related to the manufacture, possession, trafficking or use of a 3D-printed firearm. To respond to this phenomenon, a specialized team on 3D-printed firearms has been created within the Ballistics Department, in partnership with the Chemistry and Forensic Intelligence Departments of the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an update on the situation in Quebec concerning 3D-printed firearms, and the various challenges posed by these weapons from a scientific point of view. The mandate of the specialized team, the data gathered from ballistics expertise, the challenges associated with the increasing complexity of cases and the application of legal texts, as well as a real case will be presented.

Speakers :

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Mylène S. Falardeau 

Forensic Ballistics Specialist
3D printed firearms team coordinator
Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale

Mylène S. Falardeau holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry (forensic profile) and a master's degree in chemistry from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. In 2021, she was appointed forensic ballistics specialist at the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale. In April 2023, she creates the 3D-printed firearms team.


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