Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Pathology/Biology Section News – April 2017

Source:  David O. Carter, PhD, Section Secretary 2017 Annual Meeting Overview The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in New Orleans, LA, proved to be a success. First, thank you to all contributors and participants. The annual meeting could not exist without you. Without the hard work of Pathology/Biology Section […]

Virginia Addressing Sexual Assault Kits on Multiple Fronts

Source: Linda C. Jackson, AAFS Member, Criminalistics Section For the past three years, Virginia has been working to completely overhaul the way sexual assault kits or Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERKs) are handled in the Commonwealth. Through bipartisan legislative efforts, multidisciplinary stakeholder work groups, sexual assault kit grants, and state funds, Virginia is pursuing multiple approaches […]

Forensics Uncut

On Friday, April 14, 2017, Board of Directors member C. Ken Williams spoke at a presentation of the Forensics Uncut student group at Virginia Commonwealth University. Ken spoke to the group about his personal journey as a person of color in the field of forensic science and the role that the American Academy of Forensic […]