2020 Call for Members for ASB Consensus Bodies


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Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat

The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is currently accepting applications for openings in the Consensus Bodies.

In order to maintain a specific balance across interest categories, the ASB is soliciting members only in the interest categories listed. Click here for a detailed description of the Interest Categories.

Please download and complete the application by July 10, 2020, and send it to asb@aafs.org.

Anthropology: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers.

Disaster Victim Identification: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

DNA: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Dogs and Sensors: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Firearms and Toolmarks: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Footwear and Tire Tracks: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Forensic Document Examination: Academics and Researchers, General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers.

Friction Ridge: Academics and Researchers, General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Medicolegal Death Investigation: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

Toxicology: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers.

Wildlife: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User – Non-Government.

The ASB works closely with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), professional organizations, and committees to ensure we do not duplicate work undertaken elsewhere to develop standards. We have invited liaisons of such groups to participate in each of the relevant Consensus Body meetings.

All Consensus Body meetings are open to all interested parties, but only members may vote. Click here for a Calendar of Consensus Body meetings. If you would like to participate in a meeting, please send an email to asb@aafs.org. We will then send you information on how to participate in the web-based meetings.

If you have any questions about the Consensus Bodies, the documents that they are working on, or anything else concerning the ASB, please send an e-mail to asb@aafs.org.