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STRP Members & Reports

OSAC 2020-S-0002 Physical Stability of Facial Features of Adults

This document is meant to be used in conjunction with ASTM E3149 for Morphological Analysis. It describes the relative physical stability of facial features of adults when assessing the observed component characteristics within a single living subject as an aid to the facial comparison examiner. This document refers only to aduly (post-pubescent) subjects and does not address the stability of features in children due to rapid developmental changes. It does not cover the entire comparison process. OSAC 2020-S-0002 STRP Report

STRP Members (panel established September 22, 2020):

  • Daniel Heltemes, Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Jodie Linger, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jonathon Phillips, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Kelly Sauerwein, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Barbara Spellman, University of Virginia
  • Steve Wilkins, Pierce County Sheriff's Department

OSAC subcommittee liaison to the panel: Lora Sims, Facial Identification Subcommittee Chair, Ideal Innovations, Inc.

OSAC 2020-S-0004 Standard for Interpreting, Comparing, and Reporting DNA Test Results Associated with Failed Controls and Contamination Events 

This standard provides requires for the interpretation, comparison, and reporting of DNA data associated with control failures or contamination where re-testing is not performed. DNA data associated with a failed control or a contamination event may still be scientifically valid and may be relevant to an investigation. These standards may be applied to any type of forensic DNA testing technology and methodology when conducted in an accredited forensic laboratory. OSAC 2020-S-0004 STRP Report

STRP Members (panel established October 2, 2020):

  • Hal Arkes, Ohio State University
  • Lucy Davis, LDH Consultants, LLC
  • Erin Forry, Boston Police Department
  • Lynn Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission
  • Kevin Kiesler, National Institue of Standards and Technology
  • Carl Sobieralski, Indiana State Police Laboratory
  • Ray Wickenheiser, New York Police Crime Laboratory System

OSAC subcommittee liaison to the panel: Charlotte Word, Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee (OSAC affiliate)


Created February 11, 2021, Updated March 2, 2021