L2_CHEM480_JCCYu - Professional Forensic Science...

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1 Professional Forensic Science Organizations ± American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS, www.aafs.org ) ± The largest forensic science professional organization ± The Society of Forensic Toxicologist SOFT www sof tox org ± SOFT, www.soft-tox.org . ± American Board of Forensic Toxicology ± Certification to forensic toxicologist ± Accreditation to forensic toxicology laboratories * American Chemical Society – The largest chemistry society Other Forensic Organizations ± American Board of Criminalistics ± ABC, criminalistics.com ± Offers certification to forensic scientist ± General Knowledge Exam (GKE): ± Three levels of certification: Diplomate, Fellow, and Technical Specialist. ± American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors ± ASCLD, ascld.org ± Offers accreditations to crime labs. Areas of Testing (ABC GKE) ± The philosophical, conceptual and scientific basis of criminalistics. ± Basic technical subjects of criminalistics, including: ± Drug analysis ± Crime scene reconstruction ± Firearms and toolmarks ± Molecular biology and DNA Molecular biology and DNA ± Fire debris and explosives ± Photography ± Trace evidence ± Safety ± Ethics. ± Appropriate areas of civil and criminal law.
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2 Diplomate (D-ABC) ± Individuals with a BA/BS degree in the natural sciences ± Two years of forensic laboratory experience ± Successful completion of the General Knowledge Examination (GKE) . ± The examinations are: Comprehensive Criminalistics Examination (CCE), Drug Analysis (DA), Molecular Biology (MB), Fire Debris Analysis (FD), Trace Evidence- Hairs and Fibers (THF) and Trace Evidence – Paints and Polymers (TPP). The CCE is a comprehensive examination covering all disciplines found in a crime laboratory as well as the areas of disciplines found in a crime laboratory as well as the areas of safety and ethics. ± Diplomate status is designed for laboratory directors , supervisors , educators , or where Specialty Examinations have not been planned or developed, (e.g. explosives, soils, etc.) or those no longer able to maintain the proficiency testing requirement for their Fellow status. ± "Diplomate" can be a permanent status for those individuals not seeking "Fellow" status, such as laboratory directors and supervisors. Fellow (F-ABC) ± Measure the Diplomate's mastery of the following areas by giving knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) exam ± Drug Analysis ± Fire Debris Analysis ± Forensic Biology ± Trace Evidence (Hair Trace Evidence (Hair-Fiber and Polymer Fiber and Polymer-Paint) Paint) ± Requirement ± successful completion of any of the ABC examinations ± successful performance on a proficiency test ± a minimum of two years experience in forensic science or the specialty area. ± Fellow status is the highest level of certification. Fellow
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course CHM 480 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '09 term at Sam Houston State University.

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