History of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences - 1948-1998
Since 1948, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has served a distinguished and diverse membership. Its 6,600+ members represent all 50 United States and 71 other countries. The membership is comprised of pathologists, attorneys, dentists, toxicologists, anthropologists, document examiners, digital evidence experts, psychiatrists, engineers, physicists, chemists, criminalists, educators, researchers, and others. To better serve the members and their wide-range of forensic disciplines, the AAFS membership is structured by its eleven sections (disciplines). Each section provides opportunities for professional development, personal contacts, committee participation, as well as awards and recognition.
Benefits of Membership include:
- Discounted registration for newly-launched AAFS Connect - on-demand, digital access to AAFS workshops
- Reduced registration rate for the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting
- Complimentary meeting registration for Student Affiliates in good standing, in exchange for meeting volunteer service
- Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) digital subscription for full dues-paying members (Student Affiliates, Retired Members, and Retired Fellows may subscribe at a reduced rate of $45)
- AAFS Newsfeed e-alerts
- Opportunity to serve on Academy-wide and section committees
- Opportunity to have a voice in AAFS bylaws, policies, decision-making, etc.
- Opportunity to apply for grants, scholarships, and award funding
- Fellow status is required to server on most committees - we are looking for fresh faces and ideas!
- Access to communicate with fellow forensic professionals in educational, private, research, and governmental fields around the world
- Assistance in researching JFS archived articles