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ASB Newsletter—November 6, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Forensic Standard. ASB Best Practice Recommendation 126, Best Practice Recommendation for Casting Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence at the Crime Scene, First Edition, 2020 This document provides best practice recommendations for casting of footwear and tire […]


ASB Newsletter—October 30, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition (Comment deadline: December 14, 2020) ASB Standard […]


ASB Newsletter—October 23, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment: ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


ASB Newsletter—October 16, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Forensic Technical Report from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Technical Report. ASB Technical Report 051, Scope of Work for a Footwear/Tire Examiner, First Edition, 2020 This technical report covers the primary responsibilities, types of examinations, and constituent duties […]


ASB Newsletter—October 12, 2020

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 available for Public Comment: ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment Deadline, November 16, 2020) […]


FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Crime Scene Investigation Standards

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is asking for your comments on and reaction to the proposed standards shown below for academic programs in Crime Scene Investigation. Background: Based on surveys conducted over the past several years, FEPAC has developed a set of standards […]


ASB Newsletter—October 2, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The Academy Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment: ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


ASB Newsletter—September 18, 2020

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 available for Public Comment: Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


ASB Newsletter—September 11, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment:         Recirculation* – ASB Standard 054, Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition […]


ASB Newsletter—August 21, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Forensic Toxicology Standard From the AAFS Standards Board The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 053, Standard for Report Content in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2020. This document delineates the requirements for reporting results from forensic toxicology analyses. Specifically, it is intended […]


ASB Newsletter—August 14, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Three New Footwear and Tire Forensic Documents from the AAFS Standards Board The Academy Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new American National Standards. ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 049, Best Practice Recommendation for Lifting of Footwear and Tire Impressions, First Edition; ANSI/ASB Standard 095, Standard […]


New Crime Scene Investigation Consensus Body

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The Academy Standards Board (ASB) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization. The ASB is announcing the formation of a new Consensus Body: Crime Scene Investigation. The consensus body will have 7 to 25 members based on applications received. Members will be selected […]


A New Forensic Dogs and Sensors Standard From ASB

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 088, General Guidelines for Training, Certification, and Documentation of Canine Detection Disciplines, First Edition, 2020. This standard is produced through ASB’s Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body in a consensus process accredited by the American National Standards […]


Three New Forensic Documents From ASB

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new documents. ANSI/ASB Standard 030, Standard for a Quality Assurance Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition. This document provides requirements for establishing and maintaining a documented quality assurance program in bloodstain pattern analysis to forensic service providers. […]


A New Forensic Best Practice Recommendation From ASB

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 021, Best Practices for the Preparation of Test Impressions from Footwear and Tires, First Edition. This standard is produced through ASB’s Footwear and Tire Consensus Body in a consensus process accredited by the American […]


ASB Updates—August 2019

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New DNA Standard Published! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 022, Standard for Forensic DNA Analysis Training Programs, First Edition, 2019. This standard provides the general requirements for a forensic DNA laboratory’s training program in DNA analysis, including data interpretation. Click HERE […]


New DNA Standard Published by the ASB

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 022, Standard for Forensic DNA Analysis Training Programs, First Edition, 2019. This standard was revised, prepared, and finalized as a standard by the DNA Consensus Body of the AAFS Standards Board (ASB). The initial draft document […]


A New Forensic Standard From the AAFS Standards Board (ASB)

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The ASB is pleased to announce the publication of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) /ASB Standard 020, Standard for Validation Studies of DNA Mixtures, and Development and Verification of a Laboratory’s Mixture Interpretation Protocol, First Edition, 2018. This standard is produced through ASB’s DNA Consensus Body in a consensus […]


The AAFS Standards Board Welcomes New Members

Source:  Mary C. McKiel, PhD, Communications Liaison  The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) welcomed more than 30 new voting members this month as a result of the ASB annual review of membership. In accord with their accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the ASB reviews membership at least annually to ensure that each of […]


Consensus in the Standards World

Source:  Mary C. McKiel, PhD, Communications Liaison Officer Not all standards are developed in a process that requires consensus, balance, openness, and due process. For example, industry standards, consortia standards, and regulatory standards are developed through their own unique documented procedures and are incredibly useful for their intended purposes. However, in the larger United States and […]