August 2019 OSAC Standards Bulletin Now Available

August 6, 2019
The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science has released its August 2019 Standard Bulletin. The monthly document provides an update on forensic science standards that are moving through the Registry Approval Process at OSAC, as well as those moving through the development process at standards developing organizations (SDOs).

The August bulletin includes two OSAC Registry Standards open for comment, and five SDO documents open for comment. Topics in these documents include facial recognition, postmortem facial image capture, forensic toxicology, continuing education, AFIS databases, and disaster-victim identification.

You can find the bulletin here.

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