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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 […]


ASB Newsletter—July 16, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Training on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide The ASB has published an updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and we now have an ASB Supplemental Style […]


ASB Newsletter—June 25, 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 public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 138, Standard for Collection of Known DNA Samples from Domestic Mammals, First Edition (Comment Deadline, August 9, 2021) The following documents are […]


ASB Newsletter—June 11, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! There is still time to register for this 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and […]


ASB Newsletter—June 4, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! This 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and the Standards Development Organization (SDO) process; why […]


ASB Newsletter—May 28, 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 public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 12, 2021) Recirculation* – ASB […]


ASB Newsletter—April 16, 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 public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 140, Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Interpretation, Comparison, Statistical Evaluation, and Reporting, First Edition (Comment Deadline, […]


ASB Newsletter—April 9, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Statement From the AAFS Board of Directors on Supporting Standards Development and Implementation In an effort to show ongoing support to the standardization process and OSAC partners, the AAFS board of directors has issued a statement of support. Introduction to the ASB Presentation On April 7, 2021, the ASB staff […]


ASB Newsletter—March 22, 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 public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 024, Standard for Training and Certification of Canine Detection of Humans: Location Check Using Pre‐scented Canines, First Edition (ASB Comment […]


ASB Newsletter—March 5, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   Shop Amazon Smile to Support AAFS and ASB You can now shop on behalf of the AAFS through Amazon Smile in effort to support your favorite non-profit! Read more about it and find our specific shopping link.   ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested […]


ASB Newsletter—February 19, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Thank you to everyone who attended the 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting! Pre-recorded Sessions – All scientific sessions, Keynote & Plenary addresses, and workshops will be available for the next three months on-demand, via the vFairs Auditorium. Survey – We kindly request all meeting attendees complete the AAFS 2021 meeting […]


ASB Newsletter—February 12, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Consensus Body Chair in the News! In case you missed it, Kevin Kulbacki – Chair of the ASB Forensic Document Examination Consensus body – made an appearance on an NBC News special looking inside the IRS National Forensics Crime Lab. ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages […]


ASB Newsletter—January 29, 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 public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 054, Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 15, 2021) ASB Standard […]


ASB Newsletter—January 22, 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 public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 145, Standard for Consultation during Friction Ridge Examination, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 5, 2021) The following document are also available for […]


FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 3.5 Faculty

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & 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 […]