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Standards and Conformity Assessment (Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition)

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Author(s)

Karen Reczek

Abstract

Standards and conformity assessment are important to strengthening the science and quality of forensic science. Standards provide a foundation for consistency between processes related to testing, accreditation, management systems, and personnel certification. This Chapter provides an overview of U.S. and international documentary standards and conformity assessment concepts as they relate to forensic science service providers (FSSPs) and discusses the current state of standards development and associated challenges for implementation.
Citation
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition
Publisher Info
Elsevier Inc., Cambridge, MA

Keywords

Conformity Assessment, Documentary Standards, Quality, Standards Developing Organizations, Standards Setting Organizations, Voluntary Consensus Standards

Citation

Reczek, K. (2022), Standards and Conformity Assessment (Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition), Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition, Elsevier Inc., Cambridge, MA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-823677-2.00148-3, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934655 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created November 14, 2022, Updated May 24, 2023