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Training will address technical aspects of the standards as well as challenges, practical solutions, and benefits of adoption. Resources, including auditing checklists for compliance monitoring and gap analysis, will also be developed, as well as Factsheets, understandable to the lay person. Through the cooperative agreement, the Academy plans significant outreach efforts and engagement with other professional organizations, multiple Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), certifying bodies, accrediting bodies, forensic service providers, and others.
Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption.
Checklists provide a tool to allow a forensic science service provider to evaluate the level of standard implementation and/or audit conformance to a standard. Each checklist, provided in Excel, uses a standardized format that also allows flexibility when used.
Standard Practices for Microcrystal Testing in Forensic Analysis of Seized Drugs
December 1, 2022
1:00 PM (ET)
Speaker: Lyndsay Cone MS, D-ABC
This presentation is a summary of the new Standard Practices for Microcrystal Testing in Seized Drug Analysis. It will cover the materials, methods and techniques required to perform these tests, examine potential interferences from adulterants and diluents and give detailed explanation of the morphological characteristics that are considered positive by these techniques.
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Overview of ASB 061, 062, 063: 3D Technology Documents for Firearm and Toolmark Examination
December 8, 2022
1:00 PM ET
Speakers: Erich Smith, Ryan Lilien, and Alan Zheng
Moderator: Zak Carr
In this webinar we will provide a high-level overview of the three approved ASB standards for the use of 3D surface topographies in firearm and toolmark analysis. These documents cover scan acquisition hardware, scan comparison software, and implementation.
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