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 Heidi Prough if you have any questions at ProughH@michigan.gov.

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

Article Title Authors Keywords Year Month Issue

Differential Sampling of Contact Surfaces of Footwear to Separate Fractions of Loosely, Moderately and Tightly Held Particles

David A. Stoney, Paul L. Stoney

Differential Sampling, Footwear, Contact Surfaces, Particles

2017

March

7-1

Evaluation of Duct Tape Physical Characteristics: Part I - Within-Roll Variability

Kiersten LaPorte, Robyn Weimer

forensic science, trace evidence, duct tape, within-roll variability, physical characteristics

2017

March

7-1

The Differences Between Refractive Index Measurements of the External Surface and Bulk Area of Container Glass

Joseph Insana, Patrick Buzzini

forensic science, trace evidence, glass evidence, container glass, sampling, refractive index measurement, glass refractive index measurement (GRIM), phase contrast microscopy (PCM), filing of glass (FoG) methodforensic science, trace evidence, glass evidence, container glass, sampling, refractive index measurement, glass refractive index measurement (GRIM), phase contrast microscopy (PCM), filing of glass (FoG) method

2017

March

7-1

Evaluation of Refractive Index Values for Permount®

Larry Peterson

Permount®, Refractive Index

2017

March

7-1

Little Variation Exists Between Laboratory Procedures for the Microscopical Examination of Human Hair

Nancy E. Murphy, Amy Reynolds, Adam B. Hall

Trace Evidence, Hair Analysis, Microscopical Hair Examination

2018

November

8-1

Discrimination Power of Automotive Paint Comparisons using a Paint Analytical Scheme

Amy Reynolds, Kevin Roberts, Alex Thompson, Emily Runt

Forensic Science, Trace Evidence, Automotive Paint, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Comparison Microscope, Paint Analysis

2018

November

8-1

Detection of Bullet v. Nail Damage to Textile Fabrics Using Polarized Light Microscopy

Katherine A. Roberts, Gregory Hogrebe, Galyn Fischer, Amanda R. Davis

Textile Fabrics, Ductile Fracture, Bullet and Nail Hole Damage, Fiber-end Deformation, Polarized Light Microscopy

2018

November

8-1

Study of Transfer and Persistence of Glass in a Mock Kidnapping Case

Katrina Rupert, Mandy Ho, Tatiana Trejos

Glass Evidence, Glass Persistence, Glass Transfer, Trace Evidence, Vehicle Glass

2018

November

8-1

Time and temperature dependent analysis of bleach degradation residues on textile fabrics by presumptive chemical analysis and ion chromatography-mass spectrometry

Mark LaVigne, Joseph J. Cavaleri, Katherine Roberts

Bleach Degradation, Diphenylamine, Ion-Chromatography Mass-Spectrometry, Textile Fabric, Storage Conditions, Orthotolidine, KI-Starch Paper

2019

December

9-1

Trace Isotope Analysis of Dental Enamel for the Micro Regional Geological Attribution of Human Remains in Virginia

Nicole Palmer, Robert Stein, Qin Wang, Scott Gronert, Tal Simmons

human identification, trace isotopes, dental enamel, Virginia, geolocation

2019

December

9-1

Calcium oxalate crystal identification in kidney tissue

Larry Peterson

Ethylene glycol, kidney tissue, calcium oxalate crystals, refractive index, Fourier- transform infrared microspectroscopy (micro-FTIR)

2019

December

9-1

Analysis and discrimination of colored pressure sensitive tape backing by microspectrophotometry

Susan Gross, Joshua Jorstad

Colored Tape Backing, Microspectrophotometry, Duct Tape, Electrical Tape

2019

December

9-1