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Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee

Members of the Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee at the March 2020 OSAC Meeting in Norman, Oklahoma.
Members of the Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee at the March 2020 OSAC Meeting in Norman, Oklahoma.

Officers | Members | Standards | Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents | Research & Development Needs | Presentations

The Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee supports development of standards and guidance for crime scene investigations.


Michael P. Kessler, Subcommittee Chair, National Forensic Science Technology Center 

Charles DeFrance, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kimberlee Sue Moran, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Rutgers University - Camden


Tony L. Becker, Forensic Training Group

Adam Becnel,  Louisiana State Police

Richard Phillip Carter, Jr., U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Karen Green, Green Forensics Inc.

Michael Haag, Albuquerque Police Department Crime Laboratory

Jason Keller, Naval Criminal Investigative Service 

Christopher Krug, Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory (Quality Representative)

Clint Norris, State of New Mexico 

Kevin Parmelee, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office (NJ)

Christine Pinto, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Stephanie Regan, Kauai Police Department

Ronald Reinstein, Arizona Supreme Court (Legal Representative)

Ryan Rezzelle, Leica Geosystems

Kim Shapiro, San Bernardino County Sheriff's - Scientific Investigations Division

Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM, Forensic Veterinary Investigations, LLC

Barbara Spellman, University of Virginia (Human Factors Representative)

Jeffery Tomberlin, Texas A&M University

Joyce Williams, Stevenson University

Troy E. Wilson, Texas Department of Public Safety

Neil Zielinski, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office


Tier 1: On the OSAC Registry

  • None currently.

Tier 2: Published by a SDO

  • ASTM E620-11(18) Standard Practice for Reporting Opinions of Scientific or Technical Experts.
  • ASTM E860-07(13)e2 Standard Practice for Examining and Preparing Items that are or may Become Involved in Criminal or Civil Litigation. 
  • ASTM E1020-13e1 Standard Practice for Reporting Incidents that may Involve Criminal or Civil Litigation.
  • ASTM E1188-11(17) Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator.
  • ASTM E1459-13(18) Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation.

Tier 3: Sent to a SDO

Tier 4: Under Development

  • Standard Practice for the Documentation and Processing of Shooting Scenes.
  • Standard Practice for Crime Scene Reconstruction.
  • Crime Scene Reconstructionist Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development.
  • Standard for Initial Response at Scenes by Crime Scene Investigators.
  • Standard Practice for the Documentation and Processing of Animal Cruelty Scenes.
  • Standard for the Examination of the Live Animals Suspected to be impacted by Cruelty to Animals.
  • Standard Practice for Crime Scene Metrology.
  • Standard Guide for Quality Management in Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Standard Practice for the Collection and Preservation of Biological Materials.
  • Chemical Processing of Suspected Projectile Impacts.
  • Standard for the Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence During Crime Scene Investigations.
  • Standard for Measuring Trajectory Angles.
  • Standard for the Collection and Preservation of Arthropod Samples from Human or Other Animals.
  • Standard for Entomological Sample Processing for Molecular Analysis.

Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents

  • None currently.

Research & Development Needs


Created April 8, 2016, Updated June 10, 2020