Other Forensic Science News, Events & Training
Trace Evidence Collection App is Available Now!
OSAC, NIST, and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) worked together to develop a mobile app to accompany OSAC’s Trace Materials Crime Scene Investigation Guide. The mobile app enables the user to access, search, and reference the guide's contents at any time and in any location. With this information easily accessible, users can reference descriptions of different types of trace evidence, information about where trace evidence might be encountered in crime scenes, and instructions outlining the collection and packaging of trace evidence. For more information and links to download, go to the Trace Evidence Collection App’s page on the FTCoE website: https://forensiccoe.org/trace-evidence-collection-mobile-app/.
AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 74th Annual Scientific Conference will be held February 21-25 in Seattle, WA. AAFS 2022 will be a hybrid event, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options, and registration is now open. Visit the AAFS website for ongoing updates about the meeting.
ASTM’s E30 committee has begun submitting its standards to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for designation as American National Standards. The E30 executive committee approved this action, with support from the main committee membership, to engage broader, critical stakeholder input into the forensic science standards being developed. Read this news release from ASTM to learn more about E30 and how you can participate.
The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) is offering the following webinars. Learn more and register.
- Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: An Illustration Involving the Perceived Strength of Forensic Science Evidence | December 9, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CST
- Improving Forensic Decision Making: A Human-Cognitive Perspective | February 17, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
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