The American Chemical Society has taken a very proactive position in reinforcing scientific standards through its involvement in forensic reform and progress. A notable aspect of this group is its university and industrial component membership base that conforms to legitimate scientific standards.
In my opinion this short statement from the ACS paints a clear picture on its scientific thought and practice that stands as an excellent resource for non-scientists and judges who seek a seminal reference document when asked to evaluate forensic testimony.
I’m thinking the Texas Forensic Science Commission which is currently thinking critically about bitemark evidence and is facing a group of self-serving dental pseudo-“scientists.”
Similarly, the ACS has other policy statements on forensic science available on their site. The ACS has taken a notable stance on forensic science in a 2012 news release targeting scientific issues involve in wrongful convictions. It is titled “The Innocence Project: Science helping innocent people found guilty.”