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SOURCE The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) announces that 13 of its legal, academic research and forensic science expert members are among appointees selected to serve on three newly established sub-committees of the Forensic Science Standards Board, which has been established to develop and adopt standards and guidelines for the forensic science community in the U.S.
The Human Factors, Legal Resource and Quality Infrastructure Sub-Committees will support all Organization of Scientific Area Committees components, including Biology/DNA, Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis, Physics/Pattern, Crime Scene/Death Investigation and IT/Multimedia, on questions related to law, workflow process, and quality assurance.
"The Academy is pleased to have strong member representation on these newly formed committees, which will improve practices and will advance the development of consistent forensic science protocols," said Daniel A. Martell, Ph.D., AAFS president.
The following experts will serve on the sub-committees. AAFS members appointed are preceded by an asterisk.
Human Factors Committee Members
- Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
- Itiel Dror, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, Cognitive Consultants International
- Cleotilde Gonzalez, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor of Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
- Christian A. Meissner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University
- * Erin Morris, Ph.D., Behavioral Sciences Research Analyst, Los Angeles County Public Defender
- Sunita Sah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Strategy, Economics, Ethics and Public Policy at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
- Scott Shappell, Ph.D., Human Factors and Systems Department Chair, Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Dan Simon, Professor of Law and Psychology, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and Department of Psychology
- Brian C. Stanton, cognitive scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society and Psychology and Social Behavior and Law, University of California Irvine
Legal Resource Committee Members
- * Jennifer Friedman, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County
- * Christine Funk, General Counsel, Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington, D.C. (local government)
- Lynn Robitaille Garcia, General Counsel, Texas Forensic Science Commission (state government)
- * Ted R. Hunt, Chief Trial Attorney and DNA Cold Case Project Director, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Kansas City, MO
- John Kacavas, United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
- David H. Kaye, Professor, Graduate Faculty, Forensic Science Program, Pennsylvania State University
- David A. Moran, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
- * Christopher J. Plourd, Superior Court Judge, State of California
- Ronald S. Reinstein, Judge and Judicial Consultant, Arizona Supreme Court
- * Barry Scheck, Professor, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; Co-Director, Innocence Project; Commissioner, NY Commission on Forensic Science; Neufeld, Scheck, & Brustin, LLC
Quality Infrastructure Committee Members
- Karin Athanas, Program Manager, American Association For Laboratory Accreditation
- * Sally S. Aiken, Medical Examiner, Spokane County, Washington
- * Barbara E. Andree, Forensic Chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- Jason Bond, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Indiana State Police Laboratory Division
- * Pamela L. Bordner, Sr. Accreditation Program Manager, ASCLD/LAB
- * Kris Cano, Forensic Laboratory Manager, Scottsdale Police Department Crime Laboratory
- * Deborah Friedman, Criminalist III, Broward Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory
- * Matthew Gamette, Laboratory Improvement and Quality Manager, Idaho State Police Forensic Services
- Keith Greenaway, Vice President, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
- Arlene Hall, Commander, Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services
- Bruce Houlihan, Director, Orange County Crime Laboratory/Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
- Alice R. Isenberg, Ph.D., Section Chief, FBI Laboratory
- * Timothy Kupferschmid, Laboratory Director, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
- Karen Reczek, Senior Standards Information Specialist, NIST Standards Coordination Office
- Frances E. Schrotter, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, American National Standards Institute
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences. Organized in 1948, AAFS serves a distinguished and diverse membership of 6,600 forensic science professionals who are the focal point for public information when forensic science issues are addressed in the public domain. AAFS publishes the internationally recognized Journal of Forensic Sciences. For more information visit www.aafs.org
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