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

Standard Guide for Using Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography and Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Tape Examinations

SWGMAT

None

2014

January

5-1

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

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

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

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

The Effects of Cyanoacrylate Fuming and Fluorescent Dye Staining on Forensic Tape Analysis

Natasha Neel, Andrew J. McIntyre

Cyanoacrylate, Rhodamine 6G, Duct Tape, Black Electrical Tape, Masking Tape, Packaging Tape, Physical Matches, FTIR

2010

December

1-2

The Evidential Value of Fibers Used in Hi-Vis Workwear

T. Coyle, C. Shaw, L. Stevens

Hi-Vis, Fiber, Evidential Value, Polyester

2013

August

4-2

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

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

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

Variability of Refractive Index and Thickness of Tempered Glass throughout an Automotive Window

Michael Trimpe, Josi Sammarco

Glass, Refractive index, Thickness, Tempered, Automotive window, Variation

2017

March

7-1