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International Symposium on Setting Quality Standards for the Forensic Community (Forensic Science Communications, July 1999)

International Symposium on Setting Quality Standards for the Forensic Community (Forensic Science Communications, July 1999)

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July 1999 - Volume 1 - Number 2

International Symposium on Setting Quality Standards for the Forensic Community Abstracts of Presentations and Poster Sessions
San Antonio, Texas
May 3-7, 1999

To locate an abstract by author, check the alphabetical list of authors.

To locate an abstract by title, check the alphabetical list of abstract titles.

The abstracts of the presentations and poster sessions may be viewed consecutively in alphabetical order by authors' last names by linking to one of the following:

Poster Sessions

Presentations (Parts 1-6):
Part 1 (Bieber - Bramley)
Part 2 (Budowle - Evans)

Part 3 (Evett - Hadley)

Part 4 (Harmon - Koons)

Part 5 (Meagher - Thompson)

Part 6 (Tilstone - Vander Kolk)


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Author List

Again, P. M., Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:
Is Accreditation Needed for Test Method Development and Non-Routine Testing in the Forensic Laboratory?

Bazarnik, T., Cook, D., Henry, J., Patrick, K., and Sadler, M., Utah Department of Public Safety, Salt Lake City, Utah:
Utah Evidence Tracking System (UETS): A Novel Approach to Crime Laboratory Information Management Systems

Bieber, F. R., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts:
Understanding DNA Evidence: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Bramley, R. K., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom:
European Community Quality Initiatives

Brown, S. N. and Robbins, R. P., Illinois State Police, Springfield, Illinois:
Illinois State Police Comprehensive Quality Assurance Program for Forensic Science Laboratories

Budowle, B., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia:
Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM)

Carmody, G., Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:
Statistics

Chasteen, C. E., Florida Fire Marshal's Fire and Arson Laboratory
Havana, Florida
:
Measuring Quality: Developing Measures That Relate to Outcomes and Not Just Outputs

Clark, A. B., Drug Enforcement Administration, Dallas, Texas:
Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Drug Samples (SWGDRUG)

Cribari, S. J., University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado:
Qualifications of a Scientific Expert Witness

Deskiewicz, K. J., Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
Schallamach Pattern on Shoe Outsole Acknowledged by Court in Footwear Identification

Duewer, D. L., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland:
Statistical Process Control or Graphical Quality Evaluation, Demonstration, and (Maybe) Control

Eisenberg, A. J., University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas:
DNA Advisory Board Standards

Evans, J., National Association of Testing Authorities, Sidney, New South Wales, Australia:
Forensic Science Laboratory Accreditation Criteria and ISO 17025

Evett, I. W., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom:
Good Science Comes From Good Questions

Fultz, M. L., Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rockville, Maryland:
Standard Protocol Development in Laboratory Analysis of Fire Debris and Explosives

Gaensslen, R. E. and Peterson, J. L., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois:
Blind Proficiency Testing: The Experience With DNA Labs

Hadley, K., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom:
Personal Accreditation in Forensic Science: United Kingdom Model

Harmon, R. P., Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Oakland, California:
Impact of Quality Assurance on Discovery in Criminal Cases

Houck, M. M., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC:
A Global Approach to Standards, Training, and Quality

Jackson, G., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom:
Bayesian Approach to Case Assessment and Interpretation of Scientific Evidence

Juhala, J. and Schehr, F., Michigan State Police, East Lansing, Michigan:
Role of Forensic Program Coordinators in Maintaining Quality Assurance in a Multi-Laboratory System

Kerschberg, L., George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia:
Analysis, Design, Construction, and Curation of Scientific Databases

Koons, R. D., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia:
Use of Statistics in Trace Evidence

Krebsbach, J. F., Albuquerque Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Practical Benefits of Regional TWG-Like Organizations

Mankevich, A., Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory, Pikesville, Maryland:
Model for a Multi-Agency Forensic Cooperation Group

Maucieri, L. A., California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, California:
Humbling Truths Learned From Proficiency Testing

Meagher, S. B., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC:
Identification Criteria and Statistics in Fingerprint Evidence

Murch, R. S., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC:
Challenges of Quality Assurance and Leadership in the Forensic Laboratory

Murdock, J. E., Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Walnut Creek, California:
Development of Empirical Testing of Numerical Criteria for the Identification of Striated Toolmarks

Nottingham, K. E., and Hughes, B., Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC:
EPA's Experience With Quality Management Standards for Forensic Measurement Activities

Peterson, J. L., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois:
Evolution of Proficiency Testing as a Quality Assurance Tool in the Forensic Sciences

Plautz, D. M., ASCLD/LAB, Garner, North Carolina:
ASCLD/LAB Accreditation Process: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Presley, L. A., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC:
Problem Solving and Change in Forensic Science

Ross, A. M., National Institute of Forensic Science, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia:
Basic Specialized and Continuing Education and the Implication for Quality Assurance Processes

Rubi, K., Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Offender Fingerprint Tracking Program

Thompson, J., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom:
European Network of Forensic Science Institutes

Tilstone, W. J., National Forensic Science Technology Center, St. Petersburg, Florida:
Forensic Science Quality Initiatives in the United States

Tomsey, C. S., Pennsylvania State Police Laboratory, Greensburg, Pennsylvania:
Forensic DNA Laboratory Auditing

Tuerkheimer, F., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin:
Quality Control and Credibility: The Practical Resolution

Unger, P. S., American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, Frederick, Maryland:
International Accreditation Scene

Vander Kolk, B. W., Illinois State Police, Springfield, Illinois:
Criteria for Selecting a High Quality Scientist for the Crime Laboratory

White, J. M., Orange County Sheriff-Corner Department, Santa Ana, California:
Structure and Function of an Effective Internal Quality Review System

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Title List


Analysis, Design, Construction, and Curation of Scientific Databases by Kerschberg, L., George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

ASCLD/LAB Accreditation Process: Are You Up to the Challenge? by Plautz, D. M., ASCLD/LAB, Garner, North Carolina

Basic Specialized and Continuing Education and the Implication for Quality Assurance Processes by Ross, A. M., National Institute of Forensic Science, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

Bayesian Approach to Case Assessment and Interpretation of Scientific Evidence by Jackson, G., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Blind Proficiency Testing: The Experience With DNA Labs by Gaensslen, R. E. and Peterson, J. L., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Challenges of Quality Assurance and Leadership in the Forensic Laboratory by Murch, R. S., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

Criteria for Selecting a High Quality Scientist for the Crime Laboratory by Vander Kolk, B. W., Illinois State Police, Springfield, Illinois

Development of Empirical Testing of Numerical Criteria for the Identification of Striated Toolmarks by Murdock, J. E., Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Walnut Creek, California

DNA Advisory Board Standards by Eisenberg, A. J., University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

EPA's Experience With Quality Management Standards for Forensic Measurement Activities by Nottingham, K. E. and Hughes, B., Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

European Community Quality Initiatives by Bramley, R. K., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom

European Network of Forensic Science Institutes by Thompson, J., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Evolution of Proficiency Testing as a Quality Assurance Tool in the Forensic Sciences by Peterson, J. L., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Forensic DNA Laboratory Auditing by Tomsey, C. S., Pennsylvania State Police Laboratory, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Forensic Science Laboratory Accreditation Criteria and ISO 17025 by Evans, J., National Association of Testing Authorities, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Forensic Science Quality Initiatives in the United States by Tilstone, W. J., National Forensic Science Technology Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

A Global Approach to Standards, Training, and Quality by Houck, M. M., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

Good Science Comes From Good Questions by Evett, I. W., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Humbling Truths Learned From Proficiency Testing by Maucieri, L. A., California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, California

Identification Criteria and Statistics in Fingerprint Evidence by Meagher, S. B., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

Illinois State Police Comprehensive Quality Assurance Program for Forensic Science Laboratories by Brown, S. N. and Robbins, R. P., Illinois State Police, Springfield, Illinois

Impact of Quality Assurance on Discovery in Criminal Cases by Harmon, R. P., Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Oakland, California

International Accreditation Scene by Unger, P. S., American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, Frederick, Maryland

Is Accreditation Needed for Test Method Development and Non-Routine Testing in the Forensic Laboratory? by Again, P. M., Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Measuring Quality: Developing Measures That Relate to Outcomes and Not Just Outputs by Chasteen, C. E., Florida Fire Marshal's Fire and Arson Laboratory Havana, Florida

Model for a Multi-Agency Forensic Cooperation Group by Mankevich, A., Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory, Pikesville, Maryland

Offender Fingerprint Tracking Program by Rubi, K., Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Personal Accreditation in Forensic Science: United Kingdom Model by Hadley, K., Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Practical Benefits of Regional TWG-Like Organizations by Krebsbach, J. F., Albuquerque Police Department Criminalistic Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Problem Solving and Change in Forensic Science by Presley, L. A., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

Qualifications of a Scientific Expert Witness by Cribari, S. J., University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado

Quality Control and Credibility: The Practical Resolution by Tuerkheimer, F., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Role of Forensic Program Coordinators in Maintaining Quality Assurance in a Multi-Laboratory System by Juhala, J. and Schehr, F., Michigan State Police, East Lansing, Michigan

Schallamach Pattern on Shoe Outsole Acknowledged by Court in Footwear Identification by Deskiewicz, K. J., Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Drug Samples (SWGDRUG)
by Clark, A. B., Drug Enforcement Administration, Dallas, Texas

Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) by Budowle, B., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia

Standard Protocol Development in Laboratory Analysis of Fire Debris and Explosives by Fultz, M. L., Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Rockville, Maryland

Statistical Process Control or Graphical Quality Evaluation, Demonstration, and (Maybe) Control by Duewer, D. L., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Statistics by Carmody, G., Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Structure and Function of an Effective Internal Quality Review System by White, J. M., Orange County Sheriff-Corner Department, Santa Ana, California

Understanding DNA Evidence: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead by Bieber, F. R., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Use of Statistics in Trace Evidence by Koons, R. D., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia

Utah Evidence Tracking System (UETS): A Novel Approach to Crime Laboratory Information Management Systems by Bazarnik, T., Cook, D., Henry, J., Patrick, K., and Sadler, M., Utah Department of Public Safety, Salt Lake City, Utah


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