Input Needed from Glass Experts
The Glass Task Group of OSAC’s Trace Materials Subcommittee has created a survey that is intended to help them prioritize and improve the drafting and editing of ASTM standards related to forensic glass analysis. They are requesting your input so that they can better understand the current and anticipated future status of glass analysis at forensic laboratories.
The task group requests that only one survey be completed per laboratory, so please collaborate as needed to provide the most accurate answers for your laboratory. Please feel free to share the survey link with other laboratories that conduct trace evidence examinations, particularly those that conduct glass analysis.
Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQ6MV9XYvJuCqW9WBGCNdXziQBrWktb8S2ilJ5BtwnW24Q4A/viewform
The deadline to complete the survey is October 19, 2021. Please contact Troy Ernst (ernstt [at] michigan.gov) with any questions.
Other Forensic Science News, Events & Training
ASTM Committee E30 on Forensic Science will be hosting a virtual workshop on the role and value of voluntary consensus standards in the criminalistics, interdisciplinary, and digital multimedia disciplines on October 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. Learn more and register.
The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) has announced the lineup for its fall 2021 webinar series, beginning September 22 and continuing through December 9. The following webinars are free and open to the public, but researchers and members of the forensics and statistics communities are encouraged to attend. Learn more and register.
- Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Black Box Study | October 14 | 11:00 a.m. – noon CDT
- Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: An Illustration Involving the Perceived Strength of Forensic Science Evidence | December 9 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CST
NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) provides evidence-based resources about forensic technologies and emerging challenges. Check out these past and upcoming FTCoE events:
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