Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The Fall 2022 American Board of Criminalists (ABC) Newsletter is now available. Click HERE for full issue.
The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Tori L. Schaffer, BS, has been awarded the 2022–23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Separation of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide and its Analogs by High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting registration at […]
Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Chair Happy September everyone! The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominations for The Paul L. Kirk Award and The Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award (see criteria below). Should you wish to propose someone for the committee to consider, please submit a cover letter at email@example.com […]
Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Criminalistics Section Fellow The Criminalistics Section is looking for Members and Fellows (including Retired) who are interested in serving as liaisons to the following AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Consensus Bodies: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, DNA, Firearms/Toolmarks, and Footwear/Tire. The liaisons represent the interests of the Criminalistics Section membership on any of the […]
Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus 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 […]
Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is committed to developing competency-based certification examinations. We are ready to begin the development of a new seized drugs analysis examination. To begin this process, we need the help of expert practitioners in identifying the competencies required to be successful as a […]
Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The Spring 2022 American Board of Criminalists (ABC) Newsletter is now available. Click HERE for full issue.
The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2022–23 officers: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD President (Criminalistics) Christopher R. Thompson, MD President-Elect (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Joanna L. Collins, MFS […]
The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Teresa Tiedge has been awarded the 2021-22 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Understanding the Stability of eDNA from Four Biological Taxa and Their Association With Soil and Dust Evidence. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting […]
Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The Fall 2021 American Board of Criminalists (ABC) Newsletter is now available. Click HERE for full issue.
Source: Daniel N. Hankinson, MS, ABC President, and Audra C. Yovanovich, MSFS, ABC Examination Committee Chair With the recent addition of the Biological Evidence Screening (BIO) and Forensic DNA (DNA) certification examinations, field testing of the Foundational Knowledge Exam (FKE), and the continuing development of future examinations in our quest for International Organization for Standardization […]
Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is recruiting for an At-Large Director to serve on the Board of Directors (BoD). The candidate is voted in by the BoD for a three-year term. This three-year term will expire at the conclusion of the February 2025 ABC board meeting. […]
Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President On August 2, the ABC began the lengthy process of field testing the new Foundational Knowledge Exam (FKE). Qualifications: Education: There is no post-secondary educational requirement to sit for the examination; however, a background in natural science (e.g., chemical, physical, or biological science) or forensic science is […]
Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD This message is being shared with AAFS at the request of the study organizers. To all DNAmix interested parties, We are pleased to announce open registration for the previously mentioned DNAmix 2021 study. The DNAmix study website is at https://dnamix.edgeaws.noblis.org/. Please log in there and complete the registration and configuration. NOTE: […]
Source: Mark Esser, Public Affairs Writer/Editor, NIST Whether from skin cells, saliva, semen, or blood, DNA from a crime scene is often collected and tested in a lab to see if a suspect’s DNA is likely a contributor to that sample or not. But every DNA sample tells a different story, and some samples are […]
Source: Sandra B. Sachs, PhD, Criminalistics Section Chair The abstract deadline is fast approaching. Abstracts are due by September 1, so make sure you get them submitted in time so you don’t miss out! Within the Criminalistics scientific program next year in Seattle, we want to have a special session jointly with the Anthropology Section […]
Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant […]
Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominees to receive the 2022 Paul L. Kirk Award and the Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award. The awards are described below, and previous recipients can be found HERE. The Paul L. Kirk Award: This award shall be bestowed […]