The Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences is an official publication of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). It is devoted to the publication of the abstracts of technical oral papers and posters presented at the AAFS annual meeting. These include various branches of the forensic sciences including Anthropology, Criminalistics, Digital & Multimedia Sciences, Engineering Sciences, General, Jurisprudence, Pathology/Biology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Questioned Documents, and Toxicology. Similar submissions dealing with forensic oriented aspects of the social sciences are also included.

Please note that some of the abstracts included in the Proceedings deal with topics, results, and/or conclusions which are controversial. The publication of abstracts does not imply that the AAFS, its sections, or the individual section program chairs/committee has verified or agrees with the studies, results, and/or conclusions of each abstract. During the process of planning a scientific program, it is impossible to “peer-review” each abstract and presentation to the degree that is accomplished during manuscript review. Abstracts and presentations are accepted, in part, so that they can be critiqued and reviewed by other scientists, and so that a forum is available to discuss controversial issues.

The views expressed in this publication are not those of the AAFS. The data and opinions appearing in the published material were prepared by and are the responsibility of the contributor(s), not of AAFS or its respective employees, employers, officers, and agents. The AAFS does not supply copies of meeting papers. It is suggested that you write directly to individual authors to obtain copies of specific papers. Presentation of some abstracts may have been scheduled or canceled after the publication of this document.

English is the official language of the AAFS and its meetings; neither oral nor written translations will be provided.

Copyright 2002-2020 by the AAFS. Unless stated otherwise, noncommercial photocopying of editorial material published in this periodical is permitted by AAFS. Permission to reprint, publish, or otherwise reproduce such material in any form other than photocopying must be obtained from AAFS.

AAFS Reference Library

he history of abstracts since 2003 are available online in .pdf format in a searchable library.  The AAFS Reference Library can be filtered by year and section for easier access. The Reference Series has proven to be a terrific resource, as many people are just starting to see the full potential of the Reference Library.

AAFS Reference Library


Available Back Issues:

2021 AAFS Annual Meeting/Virtual/Volume 27 (PDF)
2020 AAFS Annual Meeting/Anaheim, California/Volume 26 (
2019 AAFS Annual Meeting/Baltimore, Maryland/Volume 25 (PDF)
2018 AAFS Annual Meeting/Seattle, Washington/Volume 24 (PDF)
2017 AAFS Annual Meeting/New Orleans, Louisiana /Volume 23 (PDF)
2016 AAFS Annual Meeting/Las Vegas, Nevada /Volume 22 (PDF)
2015 AAFS Annual Meeting/Orlando, Florida /Volume 21 (PDF)
2014 AAFS Annual Meeting/Seattle, Washington /Volume 20 (PDF)
2013 AAFS Annual Meeting/Washington, DC /Volume 19 (PDF)
2012 AAFS Annual Meeting/Atlanta, Georgia /Volume 18 (PDF)
2011 AAFS Annual Meeting/Chicago, Illinois /Volume 17 (PDF)
2010 AAFS Annual Meeting/Seattle, Washington /Volume 16 (PDF)
2009 AAFS Annual Meeting/Denver, Colorado /Volume 15 (PDF)
2008 AAFS Annual Meeting/Washington, DC /Volume 14 (PDF)
2007 AAFS Annual Meeting/San Antonio, Texas /Volume 13 (PDF)
2006 AAFS Annual Meeting/Seattle, Washington /Volume 12 (PDF)
2005 AAFS Annual Meeting/New Orleans, Louisiana /Volume 11 (PDF)
2004 AAFS Annual Meeting/Dallas, Texas /Volume 10 (PDF)
2003 AAFS Annual Meeting/Chicago, Illinois /Volume 9 (PDF)
2002 AAFS Annual Meeting/Atlanta, Georgia /Volume 8 (PDF)

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