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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



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


Tony Becker, Forensic Training Group, LLC

Richard Carter, Jr., U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Jeremy Chappell, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory

Karen Green, Green Forensics Inc.

Jason Keller, Naval Criminal Investigative Service 

Matthew Noedel, Noedel Scientific

Clint Norris, New Mexico State Police

Jane Northup, The University of Rhode Island, 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)

Troy E. Wilson, Texas Department of Public Safety

Andrea Zaferes, Dutchess County Medical Examiner 

Neil Zielinski, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office


Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

  • ASTM E620-11(18) Standard Practice for Reporting Opinions of Scientific or Technical Experts.
  • ASTM E860-07(13)e2 Standard Practice for Examining and Preparing Items that are or may Become Involved in Criminal or Civil Litigation. 
  • ASTM E1020-13e1 Standard Practice for Reporting Incidents that may Involve Criminal or Civil Litigation.
  • ASTM E1188-11(17) Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator.
  • ASTM E1459-13(18) Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation.
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 2021-N-0019, Standard Practice for the Documentation and Processing of Shooting Scenes.
  • OSAC 2022-N-0025, Standard for Initial Response at Scenes by Law Enforcement (draft OSAC Proposed Standard currently open for comment).
  • 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 Practice for Crime Scene Metrology.
  • Standard Guide for Quality Management in Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Standard Practice for the Collection and Preservation of Biological Materials.
  • Standard Method for the Chemical Testing of Suspected Projectile Impacts.
  • Standard Method for the Measurement of Trajectory Angles with a Protractor.
  • Collection and Preservation of Entomological Evidence during Forensic Investigations. 
  • Standard for Entomological Sample Processing for Molecular Analysis.
  • Standard for the Collection and Preservation of Questioned Document Related Evidence.
  • Standard Practice for the Collection of Primer Gunshot Residue Particles from Clothing, Vehicles and Other Objects Using Adhesive Lifters (being draft in collaboration with OSAC's Ignitable Liquids, Explosives, & Gunshot Residue Subcommittee).
  • Standard for the Documentation of Scenes by Crime Scene Investigators.

Other Work Products

Research & Development Needs

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

Created April 8, 2016, Updated May 19, 2022