Forensic Science

Forensic Science Info/Resources

Published Forensic Science Manuals, Handbooks, Reports and Standards

European Network of Forensic Science Institutes
DNA Data Base Management Review and Recommendations
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories
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National Institute of Justice
Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement
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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Crime Scene and Physical Evidence Awareness for non Forensic Personnel
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Forensic Science Journal Articles

Estimating minimum allele frequencies for DNA profile frequency estimates for PCR-based loci
B. Budowle, K. L. Monson, and R. Chakraborty
ABC del Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal en Mexico, SETEC

Evaluation of Standard Error and Confidence Interval of Estimated Multilocus Genotype Probabilities, and their Implications in DNA Forensics
Ranajit Chakraborty, M. R. Srinivasan, and Stephen P. Daiger
ABC del Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal en Mexico, SETEC


Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Diagramming
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Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Recognition
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Introduction to Incident Scene Photography
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Crime Scene Photography Composition
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Trajectory Analysis
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Forensic Science Laboratory Design

Justice Information Center/ASCLD Handbook for Facility Planning, Design, Construction and Moving
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Forensic Focus
forensicfocusmag.com/articles/3b1feat1.html

Forensic Magazine
forensicmag.com/articles.asp?pid=313

Lab Design News
rdmag.com/Lab-Design-News/Articles/2009/09/Design-Examining-The-Fluidity-Of-Forensic-Science-Facility-Design/

Forensic Science Laboratory Design PowerPoint
by James Aguilar
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Chain of Custody

Chain of Custody PowerPoint
by Lance Gima
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Court Testimony

The US Legal System and Court Testimony PowerPoint
by Michael Chamberlain
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DNA Criminalist and Court Appearance PowerPoint
by Meg Aceves
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USA Forensic Science Professional Organizations

Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners
afte.org

Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners Journal
afte.org/Journal/AFTEJournal.htm

International Association for Identification
theiai.org

Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners
swafde.org

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
abfde.org

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners
asqde.org

International Board of Forensic Toxicologists
tiaft.org

American Board of Forensic Toxicologists
abft.org

International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program
justice.gov/criminal/icitap/programs/forensics


USA Forensic Science Agencies

Federal Bureau of Investigation
fbi.gov/hq/lab/labhome.htm

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives
atf.gov

Drug Enforcement Agency
justice.gov/dea/index.htm

United State Department of Justice
ojp.usdoj.gov/nij

Immigration Customs and Enforcement
ice.gov

US Customs Laboratory
cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/highlights/careers_news/cbp_labs.xml


Accreditation

Entidad Mexicana Acreditacion
ema.org.mx/ema/ema

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Lab Accreditation Board
ascld-lab.org/international/indexinternational.html

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Lab Accreditation Board PowerPoint
by John Nuener
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Forensic Quality Services
forquality.org/accreditation.htm

American Board of Criminalists
criminalistics.com


Laboratory Manuals, Procedures, checklists, etc

CA DOJ AmpFlSTR Identifiler Amplification Using TC 9700
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CA DOJ AmpFlSTR Identifiler Enhanced Amplification Using TC 9700
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DNA

DNA Information
dna.gov

Interpol
interpol.int/Public/DisasterVictim/Recovery.asp

CODIS (Combined DNA Index System)
fbi.gov/hq/lab/html/codis1.htm


Firearms

NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistics Network)
nibin.gov


Missing Persons

USA Missing Persons Data base
namus.gov