Monthly Archives: November 2020


The 2021 Call for Papers is Now Open for the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in March

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator The Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference provides a unique education experience that blends together the digital forensics and cybersecurity industries for collaboration between government and private sectors. It has grown into one of the most important resources for corporate network security professionals, federal, state and local law enforcement […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section—Call for Scientific Session Moderators

Source: Jason M. Paroff, JD, Section Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS) Section is seeking volunteers from the section to moderate 1.5-hour session blocks during our Scientific Program currently scheduled for February 18–19, 2020. We are looking to fill the following time slots: Thursday, February 18: 9:00 a.m. Central Time 10:30 a.m. Central Time […]


Anthropology Section News—Outreach Request

Source: Marin A. Pilloud, PhD, Section Secretary The ad hoc committee on outreach, engagement, retention, and recruitment is compiling a list of field schools, internships, and funding/scholarship/fellowship opportunities to share with the membership. If you have such an opportunity or know of a great one, please let us know so we can document and share […]


General Section Call for Nominations

Source: Julie Howe, MBA, General Section Nominating Committee The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Julie Howe,  David Zeliff, and T.L. Williams, announces a call for nominations for Section Chair and Section Secretary, both of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in February 2021. A list of officer responsibilities may be found at www.aafs.org in the […]


Dr. Douglas Ubelaker Honored With 2020 AAFS HHRRC Clyde Snow Award

Source: Dawnie Steadman, PhD, Chair of the AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (AAFS HHRRC) offers the Clyde Snow Award to a forensic scientist or organization that has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian action and the global advancement of human rights through […]


The Center for Forensic Sciences Is Seeking a Research Forensic Scientist

Sources: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President The Center for Forensic Sciences is seeking a Research Forensic Scientist to provide input and guide the development of policy and training for the translation and adoption of evidence-based practices across multiple forensic disciplines. The successful candidate will use their engagement in professional networks and expertise to ensure established theories, […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2020–21 Board of Directors: 6.1.5.B. The Ambassador of Forensic Science Award Criteria—Clarification to nominee eligibility. 6.4.2. […]


The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Webinar on Social Science Research in Forensic Science

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, National Institute of Justice Expanding Social Science Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System Webinar In 2004, NIJ created the Social Science Research on Forensic Sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the […]