Work Item
ASTM WK58457

New Practice for Training in the Forensic Examination of Gunshot Residue (GSR) using Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (SEM-EDS)

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge and development of standards (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes; and the general practice of forensic science; and other areas as determined by the scope.
The activities of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees of ASTM and outside organizations having related interests.

Keywords

gunshot residue; GSR; training; SEM-EDS

Rationale

The standard will provide an outline of goals for a comprehensive training program in primer gunshot residue (GSRA) analysis by scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS. The standard would be used by a forensic analysts in Federal, state, and local forensic laboratories in training to perform GSR examinations.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-30-2017

Technical Contact: David Freehling

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.01 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.01 (17-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.01 (19-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.01 (19-07)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 005

Ballot: E30 (21-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: E30 (21-03)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting

Item: 001

Ballot: E30 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution