Four ASB Documents Available for Public Comment

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Source:  Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Technical Coordinator


The public comment period has opened for the following four AAFS Standards Board (ASB) documents.

The two documents shown below were posted in the May 19, 2017, issue of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI’s) Standards Action (the comment deadline is July 3, 2017):

  • ASB Standard 011, Scope of Expertise in Forensic Document Examination, First Edition
  • ASB Standard 020, Standards for Validation Studies of DNA Mixtures, and Development and Verification of a Laboratory’s Mixture Interpretation Protocol, First Edition

The next two documents were posted in the May 26, 2017, issue of ANSI’s Standards Action (the comment deadline is July 10, 2017):

  • ASB Best Practice Recommendation 007, Postmortem Impression Submission Strategy for Comprehensive Searches of Essential Automated Fingerprint Identification System Databases: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority
  • ASB Standard 018, Validation Standards for Probabilistic Genotyping Systems

Please visit the Notification of Standard Development and Coordination area of the AAFS Standards Board website to view the draft document and to provide comments.

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