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

Guideline for Assessing Physical Characteristics in Forensic Tape Examinations

SWGMAT

None

2011

December

2-1

Measurement and Variation of UV Absorbers within Multi-Year Samples of Automotive Clear Coat Paint

Steven Stone, Margaret Barber, Ronald Wojciechowski, Paul Martin

None

2013

January

4-1

Forensic Fiber Examination Guidelines: Fabric and Cordage

SWGMAT

None

2015

January

6-1

Particle Combination Analysis for Predictive Source Attribution: Tracing a Shipment of Contraband Ivory

David A. Stoney, Andrew M. Bowen, Vaughn M. Bryant, Emily A. Caven, Matthew T. Cimino, Paul L. Stoney

None

2011

December

2-1

The Prevalence of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Factory Repairs in Automotive Paint Samples

Diana M. Wright, Andria H. Mehltretter

OEM Factory Repairs, Paint Data Query, Interpretation, FTIR, Reference Collections

2015

December

6-3

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

The Physical and Chemical Characterization of Multipurpose Architectural Paint

Erica Dolak, Robyn Weimer

Paint, Architectural Paint, Multipurpose, Self-priming, Discrimination Power, Analytical Scheme

2015

December

6-3

Conducting and Reporting Paint Data Query (PDQ) Searches

Diana M. Wright

Paint Data Query, Make-Model-Year, Spectral Search Libraries

2021

December

11-1

A Make-Model-Year Case Involving Unusual Primer Chemistry and Good Resources

Diana M. Wright

Paint, Make-Model-Year Determination, Automotive Databases, FTIR, Benzoguanamine, PDQ

2010

December

1-2

The Effect of Pigment Type on Pigment Variation due to Differential Mixing in Spray Paints

Kris M. Gates

Paint, Spray Paint, FT-IR, Pigments, Heterogeneity, Sublimation

2015

July

6-2

Evaluation of Refractive Index Values for PermountĀ®

Larry Peterson

PermountĀ®, Refractive Index

2017

March

7-1

Seeing Color: Practical Methods in Pigment Microscopy

Christopher S. Palenik, Skip Palenik

Pigments, Paints, Fibers, Cosmetics, Forensic, Trace Evidence, Automotive, Architectural, Cross Sections, Smears, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

2015

July

6-2

Chemical Properties of Selected Plastic-Tipped Bullets

Melisa C. Thompson, Cady A. Lancaster, Michele G. Banta, Crystal N. Hart, Michael D. Scanlan, Edgard O. Espinoza

Plastic-tipped Bullets, Ballistic-tip Ammo, FTIR, XRF, Discriminate Analysis

2012

August

3-1

Determining the Minimum Weight of Soil Samples for Forensic Geological Analysis

Brittany Claassen, Emma Redman, Ted Schwartz, Thomas Brettell, Lawrence Quarino

Soil, Sample Size, Comparative Analysis

2022

December

12-1

Takata Airbag Death: Source-Determination Investigation of Metal Fragment Recovered from Driver

Richard S. Brown

Takata Corporation, airbag, ammonium nitrate, inflator, fracture, Fourier-transform infrared microspectroscopy (FT-IR), fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDS), polarized light microscopy (PLM), computed X-ray tomography, forensic investigation

2021

December

11-1

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

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

Synthetic Wig Fibers: Analysis & Differentiation from Human Hairs

Holly Long, Sarah Walbridge-Jones, Kacie Lundgren

Wigs, Wig Fibers, Hairs, MSP, FTIR, Cross-sections, Scale Casts, PLM, Microscopy

2014

January

5-1