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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 soft 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 T h i l S i li t 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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