Monthly Archives: December 2022


Updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. The following updates are a result of Bylaws amendments approved earlier this year by the membership. 1.3.1. The Board/Rotation Plan —With the approval of the new Forensic Nursing Science Section, there […]


FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship Winner Announced!

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the recipient of the FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship! Jose P. Baraybar, PhD, of Paris, France was selected based on his abstract submission, BRSSA: A Mobile Application Designed to Support Collection of Appropriate Biological Relatives in the Field. The Henry C. Lee Scholarship will award Dr. […]


Academy Aperçus—December 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022–23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning in March and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a senior member […]


SWGDAM Notice on QAS Educational Requirements

Source: Anthony J. Onorato, SWGDAM Chair The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) would like to announce the following Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for forensic DNA laboratories. This educational information is being provided for any student that is considering employment or contract employment in a forensic DNA laboratory in the United States. The […]