Significance and Use
This practice sets guidelines for the receiving, testing and reporting of result of the investigation of metal, ores and related materials that may constitute evidence that is or may become involved in litigation. It outlines procedures to be followed to document the nature and condition of the evidence, the planning and performance of the testing, and actions that involve altering the nature or condition of the evidence.
1.1 This practice covers the procedures to be used for receiving, testing and reporting results of investigation of metals, ores, related materials or samples thereof that have been the subject of an incident that is or is reasonably expected to be the subject of litigation.
1.2 This practice was developed particularly for cases involving civil litigation, however it can be applied to criminal cases where it does not conflict with applicable laws and regulations.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E620 Practice for Reporting Opinions of Scientific or Technical Experts
E678 Practice for Evaluation of Scientific or Technical Data
E860 Practice for Examining And Preparing Items That Are Or May Become Involved In Criminal or Civil Litigation
E1188 Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator
ISOGuide25 General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories
NISTHandbook150-18 NVLAP Fasteners and Metals
evidence; litigation; metal testing; reports;
ICS Number Code 03.120.20 (Product and company certification. Conformity assessment)
ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.
Citing ASTM Standards
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