Published Online: 1 January 1974
Page Count: 5
Chief, Laboratory Division, Office of Scientific Support, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Washington, D.C.,
Chief, Field Operations Branch, Laboratory Division, Office of Scientific Support, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Washington, D.C.,
(Received 8 February 1973; accepted 21 May 1973)
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.
Paper ID: JFS10085J