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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forensic Examination of Ceramic Frit on Automotive Glass

Troy Ernst, Kris Gates, Christine Gregory, Chris Hamburg

Ceramic Frit; Automotive Glass; XRF; Elemental Analysis; Trace Evidence

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

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