1Professional Forensic Science OrganizationsAmerican Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS, www.aafs.org)The largest forensic science professional organizationThe Society of Forensic ToxicologistSOFTwww soft tox orgSOFT, www.soft-tox.org.American Board of Forensic ToxicologyCertification to forensic toxicologistAccreditation to forensic toxicology laboratories* American Chemical Society – The largest chemistry societyOther Forensic OrganizationsAmerican Board of CriminalisticsABC, criminalistics.comOffers certification to forensic scientistGeneral Knowledge Exam (GKE): Three levels of certification: Diplomate, Fellow, and Th il Si li tTechnical Specialist.American Society of Crime Laboratory DirectorsASCLD, ascld.orgOffers 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 DNAMolecular biology and DNA Fire debris and explosives Photography Trace evidence Safety Ethics. Appropriate areas of civil and criminal law.
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