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Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee

Physics SAC and subcommittees

The Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee (SAC) provides strategic direction, serves as a platform to integrate similar standards activities across multiple forensic science disciplines, and manages the activities of the following subcommittees:


Melissa Gische, SAC Chair, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Gerry LaPorte, SAC Vice Chair, Florida International University

Lisa Hanson, Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee Chair, Midwest Questioned Documents, LLC

David Kanaris, Footwear & Tire Subcommittee Chair, Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory

Holly Latham, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee Chair, Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Erica Lawton, Firearms & Toolmarks Subcommittee Chair, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences; University of South Alabama

Henry Swofford, Friction Ridge Subcommittee Chair, HJS Consulting, LLC

Documents in Process


Created July 14, 2014, Updated October 25, 2022