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Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction Subcommittee

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The Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction Subcommittee supports development of standards and guidance for crime scene investigations.

Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products

 

Officers

Charles S. DeFrance, Subcommittee Chair, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Jeffery Tomberlin, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Texas A&M University

Kimberlee Sue Moran, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Rutgers University - Camden

Members

Jeremy Chappell, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory

Jason Keller, Naval Criminal Investigative Service 

Matthew Noedel, Noedel Scientific

Clint Norris, New Mexico State Police

Jane Northup, Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory (Quality Task Group representative)

Kevin Parmelee, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office (NJ)

Maria Pettolina, University of Northern Colorado

Ronald Reinstein, Arizona Supreme Court (Legal Task Group representative)

Kimberley Shapiro, San Bernardino County Sheriff - Scientific Investigations Division

Michele Smith, Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory

Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM, Forensic Veterinary Investigations, LLC

Barbara Spellman, University of Virginia (Human Factors Task Group representative)

Andrea Zaferes, Dutchess County Medical Examiner 

Neil Zielinski, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Standards

Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

  • ASTM E620-11(18) Standard Practice for Reporting Opinions of Scientific or Technical Experts.
  • ASTM E1188-11(17) Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator.
note: Criminal justice agencies can access the astm standards above by visiting the access to standards webpage. 

Sent to an SDO

Under Development

  • OSAC 2021-N-0018, Standard for On-Scene Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence
  • OSAC 2022-N-0039, Collecting and Preserving Entomological Evidence from a Terrestrial Environment. 
  • OSAC 2022-S-0036, Standard Method for the Chemical Testing of Copper and Lead from Suspected Projectile Impacts.
  • OSAC 2022-S-0037, Standard for DNA-Based Taxonomic Identification in Forensic Entomology.
  • OSAC 2023-N-0002, Standard for the Documentation of Scenes by Crime Scene Investigators.
  • OSAC 2023-N-0003, Standard for Diagramming Scenes. 
  • Standard Practice for Crime Scene Reconstruction.
  • Standard Practice for the Documentation and Processing of Animal Cruelty Scenes.
  • Standard for the Examination of the Live Animals Suspected to be impacted by Cruelty to Animals.
  • Standard for the Examination and Documentation of a Dog Suspected of Being Involved in Organized Fighting.
  • Standard Guide for Quality Management in Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Standard Practice for the Collection and Preservation of Biological Materials.
  • Standard Method for Establishing a Bullet Path.
  • Standard for the Collection and Preservation of Questioned Document Related Evidence.
  • Standard Practice for the Enhancement of Friction Ridge Impressions.

Other Work Products

Research & Development Needs

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

Created April 8, 2016, Updated November 1, 2022