News Related to: ASB


ASB Newsletter—May 14, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Two New Documents from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a Two New Standards. ANSI/ASB Standard 130, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Amplification Methods for Subsequent Capillary Electrophoresis Sequencing, First Edition, 2021 This standard provides the general requirements for a forensic […]


ASB Newsletter—May 7, 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 157, Required Components for a Proficiency Testing Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition (Comment Deadline June 21, 2021) Recirculation* – ASB […]


ASB Newsletter—April 30, 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, June 14, 2021) Recirculation* – […]


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 Toxicology Standards Open for Public Comment

Source: Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, 2020-21 Toxicology Section Chair The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) recently released three documents that may be of interest: ASB Standard 121, Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Urine in Drug-Facilitated Crime Investigations, First Edition: You may recall that this document was recently recirculated for […]


ASB Newsletter—April 2, 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 135, Scene Detection and Processing in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition (Comment Deadline, May 17, 2021) ASB Standard 147, Standard for […]


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—February 5, 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 Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 22, […]


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 […]


AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Documents for review

Source: Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, Toxicology Section Chair The ASB recently recirculated four documents that may be of interest: Comments will be accepted on the following documents until January 18, 2021: ASB Standard 098, Standard for Mass Spectral Data Acceptance in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition ASB Standard 113, Standard for Identification Criteria in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition […]


ASB Newsletter—December 18, 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: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 119, Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Blood in Medicolegal Death […]


ASB Newsletter—December 11, 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 public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 060, Guidelines for Barrel and Overall Length Measurements of Firearms, First Edition (Comment deadline, January 25, 2021) ASB […]


ASB Newsletter—December 4, 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: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 098, Standard for Mass Spectral Data Acceptance in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition (Comment deadline: January 18, 2021) […]


ASB Newsletter—November 30, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Forensic Standard ANSI/ASB Standard 093, Standard Test Method for the Forensic Examination and Testing of Firearms, First Edition, 2020 This document establishes standard procedures for the examination and testing of a firearm by firearm and toolmark […]


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 […]