One of my favorites. The AAFS needs to stand up to the bitemarkers. In public and with no double-speak. Scientists needs to ‘rise-up’ despite Jeff Sessions and WH dogmatic medievalism.
The Politics of Forensics in the US is Alive and Well.Here are the players.
The NDAA is the US District Attorneys national group.
The AAFS has a significant percentage of law enforcement crime lab employees in its membership.
The Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board FSAB makes forensic groups “official” and gatekeepers for their disciplines. The crime labbers and others need certifications to meet employment expectations. Each ‘specialty board’ is self governed. This org certifies the bitemarkers.
Hundreds of US crime labs are certified by the ASCLD and a few other ISO 17025 compliance businesses. Most of the examiners have a background with law enforcement. Unfortunately, many US crime labs noted in the media for various scandals have been certified.
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