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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Hosts New Jersey’s First Forensic Science Education Conference

Source: Jesse Jenkins, NJIT Office of Strategic Communications Teachers from around the United States recently convened to explore new ways to engage their students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning through the lens of forensic science at the conference, hosted June 27-29, through a collaboration between NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs (CPCP), College of […]


Announcing ABFO Age Assessment Workshop to Be Held in Conjunction With the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair The American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) will present an Age Assessment Workshop in conjunction with the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. A portion of the workshop will be completed by attending a pre-workshop webinar and the hands-on portion will be held on Saturday, February […]


ASB Newsletter—May 20, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS Factsheets on ASB and ASTM Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more are coming […]


ASB Newsletter—May 13, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Join ANSI and the ASB in celebrating World Standards Week! The work of the ASB is being highlighted for it’s international impact on the Forensics Community! ANSI Spring 2022 Legal Issues Forum: Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment As part of its spring 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events, […]


NIST Publishes Review of Digital Forensic Methods

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review. This draft report, which will be open for public comment for 60 days, reviews the methods that digital forensic experts use to analyze evidence from computers, mobile phones, and other electronic […]


ASB Newsletter—April 22, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! ANSI Spring 2022 Legal Issues Forum: Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment As part of its spring 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a Legal Issues Forum on the theme, Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment. The […]


ASB Newsletter—April 15, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is offering a […]


Academy Aperçus—April 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Apercus 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 with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


ASB Newsletter—April 1, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


ASB Newsletter—March 25, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


ASB Newsletter—March 18, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


The 2022 International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT) Conference

Source: Jennifer F. Limoges, MS, ASB Vice Chair The International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT) Conference will be held April 10-15, 2022, in Tucson, AZ. The standards-related activities are highlighted below. STANDARDS-RELATED WORKSHOPS: Expert Testimony Training: 300 Level (Randall Beatty and Jennie Duffy) This workshop will take an in-depth look at presenting scientific evidence. Participants […]


ASB Newsletter—November 12, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are now open for public comment: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 041, Formulating Propositions for Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Interpretations, First Edition (Comment Deadline, December 27, 2021) Recirculation* […]


ASB Newsletter—November 5, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Call for Members for the ASB Consensus Bodies The ASB is currently accepting applications for the consensus bodies. Each CB consists of 7 to 25 members and creates and approves by consensus Forensic Standards, Best Practice Recommendations, Guidelines, and Technical Reports. The CBs also consider comments, views, and objections to […]


ASB Newsletter—September 3, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Document From the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of: ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition, 2021 This document provides definitions, guidelines, and best practices for the detection, processing, and recovery […]


FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 4.3 Program Director

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies and Procedures, Policy 1.4 Scope of Accreditation, FEPAC promotes academic quality through the formal accreditation of forensic science programs in the United States and abroad. FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a bachelor’s […]


Standard Spotlight: Forensic Toxicology Testing of Blood in Impaired Driving

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ANSI/ASB Standard 120, First Edition, 2021 The newest standard from the American National Standards Institute/Academy Standards Board (ANSI/ASB), The Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Blood in Impaired Driving Investigations, First Edition, 2021, sets a new critical precedent in impaired driving investigations. The National […]


ASB Newsletter—August 13, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   Three New Documents from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new documents: ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition, 2021 This document provides the best practice recommendations for […]