Monthly Archives: September 2015


FEPAC Call for Comment on Proposed Standards Updates – Digital Evidence 2015

Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 4.10 Review of Standards, FEPAC is tasked with conducting ongoing and comprehensive reviews of its accreditation standards to verify they adequately evaluate educational quality and are relevant to the education needs of students seeking a career in forensic science. During a […]


NIJ Posts Two Funding Opportunities in the Area of Forensic Science Research and Development

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, is pleased to announce the posting of two funding opportunities in the area of forensic science research and development: Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics These programs […]


Correction – Bylaws American Academy Of Forensic Sciences

CORRECTION BYLAWS AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES The online and printed 2015 Directory of Members and Affiliates versions of the Bylaws – American Academy of Forensic Sciences included incorrect updates to Article II. CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT: SECTION 5 – RULES AND PROCEDURES, l. and SECTION 8 – ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS FOR LESSER OFFENSES.  These […]


AAFS Submits Application to ANSI to Become an SDO

Recently we announced that the Academy was the recipient of a $1.5M grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to establish AAFS as an accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO). We are pleased to announce the AAFS submitted our application to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) last Wednesday, August 26 — meeting our first […]


FEPAC Will Expand the Scope of Its Accreditation Activities

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC ) came into being as a forensic science program accrediting body as the result of a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -sponsored Technical Working Group on Education (TWGED). The focus was on criminalistics programs, those concerned primarily with training laboratory scientists in biology, chemistry, and trace- and […]