Volume 19, Issue 1 (January 1974)
Standardization of Forensic Drug Analyses
The subject of standardization of methodology used in the forensic sciences has been a controversial topic studied at length for the past several years. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has formed a committee to study standardization of forensic analyses, and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) has sections devoted to forensic sciences and narcotic and dangerous drugs. Members of the legal profession have strongly advocated the use of only “standard” procedures in the examination of evidence for court purposes.