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

Forensic Applications of Foraminifera

Andrew M. Bowen

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

2010

December

1-2

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

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

Guideline for Forensic Examination of Pressure Sensitive Tapes

SWGMAT

None

2011

December

2-1

Guideline for Using Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy in Forensic Tape Examinations

SWGMAT

None

2011

December

2-1

Guideline for Using Light Microscopy in Forensic Examinations of Tape Components

SWGMAT

None

2011

December

2-1

Guideline for Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in Forensic Tape Examinations

SWGMAT

None

2011

December

2-1

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

Guideline for Assessing Physical Characteristics in Forensic Tape Examinations

SWGMAT

None

2011

December

2-1

Particulates in Injection Solutions of Street Heroin in Israel - Potential Hazard

Avraham Zelkowicz, Uriel Bretler, Etia Cohen, Dana Sonenfeld, Aliza Raziel

Forensic Toxicology, Heroin Injection, Particulates, Intravenous Solution, Heroin Injector, Particle Diameter

2020

December

10-1

Evaluation of the Evidentiary Value of Cable Ties

Celeste Lambert, Brandi Clark, Ted Schwartz, Thomas Brettell, Lawrence Quarino

Cable Ties, Database, Class Characteristics, Striations

2020

December

10-1

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