Trace Evidence Documents
Process to Create:
-Drafts offered to community for comment
-Comments reviewed by the glass subgroup and incorporated or denied. All changes presented to the full SWG for their review.
-Final draft voted on by full SWG - If approved, submitted to ASTM for incorporation
-Enforcement - Voluntary
Trace Evidence Quality Assurance Guidelines - Education requirements, ethics, validation, proficiency tests and other topics relative to quality assurance are included.
Trace Evidence Proficiency Testing Guidelines - Details to ensure a usable and applicable testing sample for inclusion in a proficiency test. To include descriptors on various options for testing.
Expert Reporting Guidelines - Information that should be included in reports that contain expert opinions concerning analyses, comparisons, associations, and other interpretations drawn during a forensic evidence examination.
Trace Evidence Recovery Guidelines - Details on techniques that should be employed when collecting trace evidence. Explanations are provided to assist in the section of the appropriate methodology.
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