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AAFS Standards Board - Call for Members

8 Nov 2021 3:03 PM | MAFS Webmaster (Administrator)

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences established the Academy Standards Board (ASB) in 2016 with a vision of safeguarding Justice, Integrity and Fairness through Consensus Based American National Standards. The ASB develops consensus based forensic standards within a framework accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ASB values integrity, scientific rigor, openness, due process, collaboration, excellence, diversity and inclusion. ASB is dedicated to developing and making freely accessible the highest quality documentary forensic science consensus Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports in a wide range of forensic science disciplines as a service to forensic practitioners and the legal system.

 

The ASB is currently accepting applications for the consensus bodies (CB). Each CB consists of 7 to 25 members and creates and approves by consensus Forensic documents. The CBs also consider comments, views, and objections to ballots and resolve all comments received in connection with the development of documents. ASB CBs are open to all materially interested and affected individuals, companies, and organizations. The application deadline is November 19, 2021.  

 

We are asking that you share the below call for members with the membership of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists. We would also like to extend an invitation to you and your membership to join the ASB Newsletter list in order to receive updates of newly published documents, documents open for public comment, and other ASB activities and opportunities. A request to join the email list can be sent to me (tambrosius@aafs.org) or our general email box (asb@aafs.org).

 

 

Call for Members (ASB Consensus Bodies)

ANSI Accredited Standards Developer

AAFS - American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Please complete the application by November 19, 2021.  

The ASB is currently accepting applications for the consensus bodies. To maintain a specific balance across interest categories we are looking to fill openings in the following interest categories for each consensus body but we will accept applications for all interest categories. The application for membership can be filled out here.

 

Anthropology: Organizations, General Interest, Producers, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Organizations, General Interest, Producers, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice

Crime Scene Investigation: Organizations, General Interest, Producers, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice

Disaster Victim Identification: General Interest, Producers, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice

DNA: Organizations, General Interest, Producers, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice

Dogs and Sensors: Organizations, General Interest, Producers, User Government

Firearms and Toolmarks: Organizations, General Interest, Producers, User Non-Government

Footwear and Tire Tracks: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producer, User Non-Government

Forensic Document Examination: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers

Friction Ridge: General Interest, Organizations, Producer

Medicolegal Death Investigation: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producer, User Government, User Non-Government

Toxicology: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Producer

Wildlife: General Interest, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice, Organizations, Producers, User Non-Government

 

Click here for a detailed description of the Interest Categories.

Click here for the description of the currently active AAFS Standards Board Consensus Bodies.

 

Please contact asb@aafs.org if you have any questions.

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