The Firearms and Toolmarks Subcommittee will focus on standards and guidelines related to the examination of firearm and toolmark evidence. This includes the comparison of microscopic toolmarks on bullets, cartridge cases, and other ammunition components and may also include firearm function testing, serial number restoration, muzzle-to-object distance determination, tools, and toolmarks.
|Andy Smith, Subcommittee Chair, San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab|
|Todd Weller, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Oakland (California) Police Department|
|Wendy Gibson, Executive Secretary, Virginia Department of Forensic Science|
|Cassey Allen, Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX)||Douglas Murphy, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|James Carroll, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Scientific Services Bureau||Michael Neel, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
|Eric Collins, Contra Costa County (California) Office of the Sheriff, Forensic Services Division||Ronald Nichols, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
|William Demuth, II, Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services||
James Steven Scott, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) / Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
|Laura Fleming, Dallas Police Department||Erich Smith, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Gabriel Hernandez, Miami-Dade County (Florida) Police Department||Theodore Vorburger, Ph.D., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Ryan Lilien, M.D./Ph.D., Cadre Research Labs||David Wright, Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory|
|Christopher Monturo, Miami Valley (Ohio) Regional Crime Laboratory||Xiaoyu Alan Zheng, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Max Morris, Ph.D., Iowa State University|
Research & Development Needs
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Firearms and Toolmarks subcommittee.
Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015