ANSI/ASB Standard 127

Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents

First Edition, 2022
Consensus Body: Forensic Document Examination

This document establishes the minimum required procedures used by Forensic Document Examiners (FDEs) in the preservation of, examination of, and reporting on charred documents. This generally includes the examination of charred documents for content (writing, printing), material (paper, cardboard, plastic etc.) and source determination. This does not include chemical examination of documents for accelerants or source of combustion.

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