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OSAC Lexicon

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OSAC has created a lexicon of over 4,000 terms organized by forensic discipline. New terms will be added, revised or removed, as sources are verified and as new standards are published.


Access the OSAC Lexicon and OSAC Preferred Terms.


Special thanks to the OSAC Quality Infrastructure Committee (QIC) Lexicon Task Group members – Bruce Houlihan, Donna Kimball (OSAC Program Office), Christopher Krug, Mindy Raines (OSAC Affiliate), and Karen Reczek for their work and continued support.

Created March 8, 2018, Updated January 12, 2021