Seeking Nominations for Criminalistics Section Awards


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Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Chair

The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominees to receive the 2021 Paul L. Kirk Award and the Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award. The awards are described below, and previous recipients can be found on the AAFS website HERE.

The Paul L. Kirk Award:

  • This award shall be bestowed upon a person, living or dead, who has accomplished one or both of the following:
    • Developed a method that greatly improves the capacity or accuracy of criminalistics or forensic science.
    • Performed a special service that results in marked improvement in the quality, recognition, or acceptance of criminalistics or forensic science.
  • The nominee for this award must have been a member of the Criminalistics Section at the time of the achievement.

The Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award:

  • This award will be bestowed upon a person who has accomplished or performed a special service or a history of service to the Criminalistics Section, the Academy, or forensic science.
  • The nominee must be a member of the Criminalistics Section at the time of the special service.

We know there are many deserving Criminalistics Section members out there, so we need your help to narrow down the choices. Please submit your nominees to 2019–2020 Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Chair Kristy Kadash at kkadash@jeffco.us by October 11, 2019.