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The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC)

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) shall promote diversity in the Academy and the forensic science community by nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and by engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, research, and expertise in the legal system.

The AAFS 2022 Diversity Outreach Reception

Committee Members

Kate Spradley, PhD

Chair
Fellow, Anthropology
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Justin Goldstein, MA

Committee Member
Student Affiliate, Anthropology
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Jennifer Spence, PhD

Committee Member
Trainee Affiliate, Anthropology
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Sierra Kaszubinski,MS

Committee Member
Trainee Affiliate, Criminalistics
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Kevin Kim, MS

Committee Member
Student Affiliate, Criminalistics
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Carole Chaski, PhD

Committee Member
Fellow, Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Sarah Hainsworth, PhD

Committee Member
Fellow, Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Destiny Costley, MS

Committee Member
Associate Member, General
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Meryle Dotson, MA

Committee Member
Member, General
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Joe Trevino, MS

Committee Member
Associate Member, General
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Virginia Barron, JD

Committee Member
Fellow, Jurisprudence
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Deirdre Amaro, MD

Committee Member
Associate Member, Pathology/Biology
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James Goodrich, FFOMP

Committee Member
Fellow, Odontology
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Lee Ann Grossberg, MD

Committee Member
Associate Member, Pathology/Biology
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Bonnie Beal, BS

Committee Member
Member, Questioned Documents
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James Fleming, BS

Committee Member
Student Affiliate, Toxicology
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Ihuoma Igwilo, MBBS, MS, MSFS

Committee Member
Associate Member, Toxicology
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AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual

PPM

Codes of Conduct

"As per Academy Bylaws Article II, Section 1.a, 'Every Member and Affiliate of the Academy shall refrain from exercising professional or personal conduct adverse to the best interests and objectives of the Academy. The objectives…shall be to promote professionalism, integrity, and competency in the membership's actions and associated activities; to promote education for and research in the forensic sciences; to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of the forensic sciences; to promote interdisciplinary communications; and to plan, organize, and administer meetings, reports, and other projects for the stimulation and advancement of these and related purposes.'

Additionally, as per Academy Bylaws Article II, Section 1.e, 'No Member or Affiliate of the Academy shall participate in illegal conduct, or harassment, intimidation, or discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or mental or physical impairment at an Academy annual meeting or associated events.'"

"As per the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 2.2, 'The American Academy of Forensic Sciences does not discriminate with regard to ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or membership in other organizations.'"

Guidelines for reporting harassment/discrimination

"As per the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 6.5.2, 'The Ethics Committee may initiate investigative action upon (1) the submission by a member or affiliate of a written complaint alleging violation(s) of the Code of Ethics and Conduct by another member or affiliate to the Academy Executive Director; or (2) information received from a non-AAFS member alleging a violation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct by a member or affiliate by the Academy Executive Director; or (3) motion of any Ethics Committee member based on evidence from any source of an alleged violation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct by a member or affiliate. Any complaint or allegation of a violation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct must be made within two (2) years after the occurrence of the violation, or after the complainant knows or should have known of the alleged violation. No investigative action shall be taken if the alleged violation of the Code of Ethics and Conduct occurred more than five (5) years prior to the complaint or motion.'

A list of the current members of the AAFS Ethics Committee and their contact information may be found here. We refer readers to Section 6.5 of the AAFS Policy and Procedures Manual for more detailed information on the investigation and hearing process."

View Bylaws & PPM

Get in touch with the DOC

Note: This is not an official complaint/harrasment form. For information on sexual misconduct resources and information, click here.