Message from the Editor:

The Journal of the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners (JASTEE) is always on the lookout for high quality contributions. If you have been sitting on a great idea for a paper, or if you presented at one of the past regional forensic association meetings or trace evidence symposia but have never written up your paper for publication, now is the time to act. Everyone benefits when these papers are published and shared with the broader community through a peer reviewed format. We have big plans for JASTEE, but we cannot do it alone, so get writing, and contact Jeremy Morris if you have any questions at jeremiah.morris@jocogov.org.

Submission questions? See JASTEE's Guide for Authors and the JASTEE Article Template.

Article Title Authors Keywords Year Month Issue

Forensic Applications of Foraminifera

Andrew M. Bowen

Forensic geology, forensic geoscience, forensic soil analysis, microfossils, foraminifera

2010

December

1-2

Microscopical Identification of 19th Century Corset Cording Fibers

Kelly M. Brinsko

Hair Degradation, Hair Identification, Human Remains, Skeleton, Cording, Binder, Historic Textiles, Fiber Identification, Fabric, Clothing, Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Stereomicroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scale Casts, Chloroform, Norland Optical Adhesive (NOA)

2010

December

1-2

Discrimination of Retail Black Spray Paints

Scott Ryland

Forensic, Comparisons, Paint, Spray Paint, Discrimination Study

2010

December

1-2

Microspectrophotometry (MSP) of Blood - An Update

Larry K. Peterson

Forensic Science, Microscopy, Microspectrophotometry, MSP, Blood

2010

June

1-1

Microscopy of Feathers: A Practical Guide for Forensic Feather Identification

Carla J. Dove, Sandra L. Koch

Forensics, Feathers, Microscopy, Identification, Downy Barbs

2010

June

1-1

Identification of General Unknowns

Andrew M. Bowen

General Unknowns, Stereomicroscopy, Polarized Light Microscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Micro-spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, Raman Micro-spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction, Microchemistry

2010

June

1-1

Identification of a Cyclopentyl Nitrite Inhalant

Christopher R. Bommarito

Cyclopentyl Nitrite, Cyclopentyl Nitrate, Cyclopentanol, Butyl Nitrite, Poppers

2010

June

1-1

Distinguishing Coal, Coke, and Other Black Particles

J.R. Millette, R.S. Brown, J.P. Kyle, W. Turner Jr., W. Hill, and W.R. Boltin

Opaque particles, coal, anthracite, bituminous, lignite, petroleum coke, peat

2010

June

1-1

Glitter as a Source of Trace Evidence

Susan Gross, Katherine Igowsky, Elizabeth Pangerl

Glitter, Trace, Trace Evidence

2010

June

1-1