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CONSULTING AND EDUCATION IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

Links

 

Sequential Unmasking Resources

 

Cognitive Bias in Forensic Science articles

Cognitive Bias supporting articles

 

Conventional serology technical resources

 

Sourcebook in Forensic Serology, Immunology, and Biochemistry: 1989 Update, R.E. Gaensslen, USDOJ, NIJ

(Scroll down to find the title, the chapters are downloadable as individual PDFs. If the link fails, just go to http://www.ncjrs.gov and perform a keyword search)

 

DNA technical and legal resources

 

Denver District Attorney's office

PDF downloads of DNA admissibility decisions

 

Scientific Testimony, An On-line Journal

PDF downloads of DNA admissibility decisions

 

STRbase

Maintained by NIST - All you ever wanted to know about STRs

 

 

Forensic Science books on-line

 

CRC Press FORENSICnetBASE

On-line access to their complete line of books on forensic topics, criminal justice, law enforcement and law

 

Government reports and publications

 

The Fingerprint Inquiry Report (The Scottish report instigated by the Shirley Mckie fingerprint misidentification - concludes fingerprint evidence is opinion, not fact)

 

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, A Path Forward (NAS 2009)

Executive summary

 

Forensic Science in the Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods (PCAST 2016)

 

The Biological Evidence Preservation Handbook

 

DNA for the defense

 

An Independent Review of the NC SBI Laboratory

 

Report of Investigation of the Trace Evidence Section of the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, State of New York, Office of the Inspector General

 

Report on the Erroneous Fingerprint Individualization in the Madrid Train Bombing Case

 

A Review of the FBI’s Progress in Responding to the Recommendations in the Office of the Inspector General Report on the Fingerprint Misidentification in the Brandon Mayfield Case

 

The FBI DNA Laboratory Report : A Review of Protocol and Practice Vulnerabilities

 

Education and Training in Forensic Science: A Guide for Forensic Science Laboratories, Educational Institutions, and Students

 

The NRC report on elemental analysis of bullets : Forensic Analysis: Weighing Bullet Lead Evidence (2004)

 

The NRC reports I and II are now available on-line
DNA Technology in Forensic Science (1992)

 The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence (1996)

 

National Commission in the Future of DNA Evidence November 2000

 

The Future of Forensic DNA Testing: Predictions of the Research and Development Working Group

 

What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

 

Postconviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests

 

Convicted by Juries Exonerated by Science: Case Studies in the Use of DNA Evidence to Establish Innocence After Trial

 

Forensic Science Communications

On-line journal of the FBI

 

FBI Handbook of Forensic Services

 

Y-chromosome Short Tandem Repeat (Y-STR) Interpretation Guidelines, Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM 2014)

 

Quality Assurance Audit for Forensic DNA and Convicted Offender DNA Databasing Laboratories, Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods 2009

 

Revised Validation Guidelines Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods

 

SWGDAM Interpretation Guidelines for Autosomal STR Typing by Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories 2010

 

USDOJ/OIG FBI DNA laboratory report

 

West Virginia Supreme Court Investigative Report on Fred Zain

 

Report of the Kaufman Commission on Proceedings involving Guy Paul Morin (a "must read" for forensic scientists, attorneys, and investigators)

 

Regina v. Peter Weller, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, Neutral Citation Number: [2010] EWCA Crim 1085, Case No: 2008/4666/B3 (decision mentioning the "experience" of examiners)

 

Professional resources

 

American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)

 

American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)

 

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)

 

National Forensic Science Technology Center (NSFTC)

 

International Association for Identification (IAI)

 

International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG)

 

Association of Firearm and Toolmark examiners (AFTE)

 

Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA)

 

California Association of Toxicologists (CAT)

 

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA)

 

International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT)

 

International Association for Microanalysis (IAM)

 

Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers (SCAFO)

 

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)

 

Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists (CSFS)

 

The British Forensic Science Society

 

The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

 

California Association of Criminalistics (CAC)

 

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAASF)

 

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS)

 

New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists

 

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS)

 

Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS)

 

Southern Association of Forensic Scientists (SAFS)

 

Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS)

 

 

Beyond statistics

 

Charles Brenner's Forensic Mathematics Page

 

True crime links

 

National Museum of Crime & Punishment, Washington, D.C.

The museum displays historically famout crime scenes and provide information concerning national crime and punishment

 

The Crime Library

 

The Sheppard Murder Case

Beacon Journal Series

Crime Library

Nova

 

The Shroud of Turin

 

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