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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 citations should not have been included in the online version of the AAFS Bylaws nor in the printed directories mailed to members who purchased a copy.
Following is the corrected/updated Article II. CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT: SECTION 5 – RULES AND PROCEDURES, l. and SECTION 8 – ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS FOR LESSER OFFENSES of the AAFS Bylaws.
SECTION 5 – RULES AND PROCEDURES
- A vote of three-fourths of the members present and voting at the Academy’s Annual Business Meeting shall be required to overrule the action of the Board of Directors in regard to censure, suspension
,or expulsion , or reprimands for lesser offensesof a member or affiliate.
SECTION 8 – ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS FOR LESSER OFFENSES:
- Members or affiliates who have committed less serious violations of the AAFS Code of Ethics may be admonished with a confidential “Letter of Caution.” This letter will remain confidential unless another violation occurs which will result in further action and will be used when considering any subsequent ethical violation.
- Members or affiliates who have committed more serious violations of the AAFS Code of Ethics, but less serious than censure, may result in a “Letter of Reprimand.” This letter will be made public to the AAFS membership.