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

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

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 Permount®

Larry Peterson

Permount®, 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

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