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ASB Newsletter—January 7, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   Please note that some links in the newsletter previously sent were not active. They are now fixed.    AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Sponsor the AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Reception | $2,000 (Multiple available – contact tambrosius@aafs.org for more information) Sponsor logo on ASB website Sponsor logo on signage at the […]


ASB Newsletter—December 27, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   New Documents From the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication three new documents! . Visit the new ASB Website to download the following documents From Dogs and Sensors: ANSI/ASB Std 092, Standard for Training and Certification of Canine Detection of Explosives, First Edition, […]


ASB Newsletter—December 17, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Documents from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication four new documents! . Visit the new ASB Website to download the following documents From Disaster Victim Identification: ANSI/ASB BPR 108, Forensic Odontology in Disaster Victim Identification: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, […]


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—October 29, 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 […]


Call for Members (ASB Consensus Bodies)

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The Academy Standards Board (ASB) is currently accepting applications for the consensus bodies. To maintain a specific balance across interest categories, we are looking to fill openings in the following interest categories for each consensus body, but we will accept applications for all interest categories. The application for membership can […]


ASB Newsletter—October 22, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Documents from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication three new documents from our Firearms and Toolmarks consensus body! ANSI/ASB Standard 061, Firearms and Toolmarks 3D Measurement Systems and Measurement Quality Control, First Edition, 2021 ANSI/ASB Standard 062, Standard for Topography Comparison Software […]


ASB Newsletter—October 15, 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 107, Best Practice Recommendation for Measuring Trigger Pull of a Firearm and Estimating Its Uncertainty, First Edition (Comment […]


ASB Newsletter—October 1, 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 098, Standard for Mass Spectral Analysis in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition (Comment Deadline, November 22, 2021) Recirculation* – ASB Standard […]


ASB Newsletter—October 1, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Documents from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication seven new documents! Anthropology: ANSI/ASB Standard 146, Standard for Resolving Commingled Remains in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition, 2021 This document provides laboratory and field procedures and requirements for resolving commingled remains. The techniques presented […]


ASB Newsletter—September 24, 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 Standard 105, Minimum Education Requirements for Firearm and Toolmark Examiner Trainees, First Edition, 2021 This document provides the minimum education requirements for forensic laboratory applicants and employees entering a training program in […]


ASB Newsletter—September 10, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Training Session on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide The ASB presented two training sessions on the updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and ASB Supplemental Style […]


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 […]


ASB News—Second Training Session Announced

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Second Training Session on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide This training will be identical to the training offered on July 21. The ASB has published an updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, […]


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—August 6, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Toxicology Document from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new document: ANSI/ASB Standard 120, Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Blood in Impaired Driving Investigations, First Edition, 2021 This document delineates the minimum requirements […]


ASB Newsletter—July 30, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   New Disaster Victim Identification Document from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new standard. ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 094, Postmortem Impression Recovery: Guidance and Best Practices for Disaster Victim Identification, First Edition, 2021 This document provides guidance on, and highlights […]