1.1 This Guide provides procedures that should be used to conduct case reviews of forensic examinations. 1.2 This Guide identifies the minimum set of elements that should be present in allcase reviews. Any individual case review may require additional elements or steps based on the nature of the examination performed or the data presented. 1.3 The particular case review methods employed in a given instance may be dictated by agency policy. 1.4 This Guide is not meant to imply that case reviews are required in all circumstances, but is presented to provide guidance for review of forensic analyses. 1.5 This Guide cannot replace the requisite knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through appropriate education, training and experience and should be used in conjunction with sound professional judgment. 1.6 This Guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health Guides and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
To provide guidance for administrative and technical reviews of forensic analyses
Keywordsforensic sciences; case review; technical review; administrative review
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top
John De Haan
Draft Under Development