Recent News

Resources for Students Pursuing a Forensic Science Career

This year’s National Forensic Science Week is September 19–25, 2021. With that in mind, the team at ForensicsColleges.com is highlighting a great Guide they published in honor of this week titled National Forensic Science Week 2021: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide. For this piece, Judge Stephanie Domitrovich, PhD, Sixth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, was interviewed. They […]


ASB Newsletter—September 10, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Training Session on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide The ASB presented two training sessions on the updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and ASB Supplemental Style […]


ASB Newsletter—September 3, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Document From the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of: ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition, 2021 This document provides definitions, guidelines, and best practices for the detection, processing, and recovery […]


In Memory of William D. Haglund, PhD

Sources: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Section Secretary, Constantine Eliopoulos, PhD, and Marcella H. Sorg, PhD It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Haglund, an exceptional forensic anthropologist and humanitarian. Bill was born in Duluth, MN, in 1943 and spent much of his childhood with his grandparents in Baker, OR. While […]


Final Call for General Section Nominations

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary To all General section members, this is a final call. The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Paul Kish, T.L. Williams, and William Andrews, announces a final call for nominations for Section Director, Section Chair, and Section Secretary, all of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in […]



Section News

In Memory of William D. Haglund, PhD

Sources: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Section Secretary, Constantine Eliopoulos, PhD, and Marcella H. Sorg, PhD It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Haglund, an exceptional forensic anthropologist and humanitarian. Bill was born in Duluth, MN, in 1943 and spent much of his childhood with his grandparents in Baker, OR. While […]


Final Call for General Section Nominations

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary To all General section members, this is a final call. The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Paul Kish, T.L. Williams, and William Andrews, announces a final call for nominations for Section Director, Section Chair, and Section Secretary, all of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in […]


AAFS Policy Statements

Statement from the AAFS Board of Directors on the National Commission on Forensic Science

Source:  AAFS Board of Directors The American Academy of Forensic Sciences wholeheartedly commends its membership who provided expertise, wisdom, and guidance to the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) since its 2013 origin. There are 14 Commission Members, 3 Ex-Officio Members, and numerous sub-committee members who are also members of the Academy and the work […]


Annual Meeting News

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals!

We are excited to announce that you are now able to submit a workshop proposal for the AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference. Workshops are a very important part of our meeting and your willingness to help the Academy in this endeavor is sincerely appreciated. Workshop proposals will be submitted through the new Abstract Online Submission System. […]


President's Messages

President’s Spotlight—Stable Isotope Forensics: Applications to Unidentified Human Remains Cases

During the year, we will present presidential spotlights for each section to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use of innovative technology or research. These are presented to inform all […]


President’s Spotlight—July 2021

Source: Carl R. McClary, MS, 2021-22 AAFS President Greetings members! As we approach the middle of our summer season, I’ve taken the time to update you on happenings within the Academy. Some of the staff and your board members have had opportunities to partake of much-needed breaks; however, they have not been idle with respect […]


AAFS News

Resources for Students Pursuing a Forensic Science Career

This year’s National Forensic Science Week is September 19–25, 2021. With that in mind, the team at ForensicsColleges.com is highlighting a great Guide they published in honor of this week titled National Forensic Science Week 2021: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide. For this piece, Judge Stephanie Domitrovich, PhD, Sixth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, was interviewed. They […]


FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 4.3 Program Director

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies and Procedures, Policy 1.4 Scope of Accreditation, FEPAC promotes academic quality through the formal accreditation of forensic science programs in the United States and abroad. FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a bachelor’s […]


Introducing the New AAFS My Account!

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is proud to introduce you to your new My Account page! Your new My Account page is a part of the AAFS effort to modernize and provide a new and exciting experience for our members. You will find all information associated with […]


Staff Corner

2020 Membership Dues Information

2020 Membership Dues Notices have been posted online and will be mailed shortly. All Student Affiliates and Trainee Affiliates must certify eligibility before a dues notice will be generated. You may login to your AAFS Account Portal to download a .pdf copy of your dues invoice or to make payment with a debit or credit […]


Associate Members and Members—Are You Eligible to Promote?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator AAFS encourages Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher status to complete and submit an application for promotion. Please review the promotion requirements on the AAFS website at https://www.aafs.org/home-page/membership/student-affiliate-trainee-affiliate-or-associate-member/aafs-basic-membership-requirements/promotion-requirements/individual-section-requirements/ to determine if you are eligible. If you fulfill your section’s requirements for promotion, you may apply online […]


AAFS Standards Board

ASB Newsletter—September 10, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Training Session on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide The ASB presented two training sessions on the updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and ASB Supplemental Style […]


ASB Newsletter—September 3, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Document From the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of: ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition, 2021 This document provides definitions, guidelines, and best practices for the detection, processing, and recovery […]


YFSF News

YFSF Special Session Update for Seattle 2022!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair Hello everyone! We hope you are as excited about the upcoming conference as we are! The prospect of finally being able to meet in person is fantastic—we can’t wait for you to see the lineup of speakers we are working on for the 27th Annual Young Forensic Scientists Forum […]


FSF News

FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees: September 1 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: • Only members or affiliates of the AAFS who have never attended an annual meeting and who reside outside of […]


FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: September 1 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Student Affiliate registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2022 program through the online submission system. Click […]


FEPAC News

FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 3.5 Faculty

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 1.4 Scope of Accreditation, FEPAC promotes academic quality through the formal accreditation of forensic science programs in the United States and abroad. FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a […]


FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Crime Scene Investigation Standards

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is asking for your comments on and reaction to the proposed standards shown below for academic programs in Crime Scene Investigation. Background: Based on surveys conducted over the past several years, FEPAC has developed a set of standards […]