Work Item
ASTM WK70035

New Practice for Use of Color in Visual Examination and Forensic Comparison of Soil Sample

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

forensic soil examination; forensic soil comparison, soil color

Rationale

This new standard practice provides instruction for forensic scientists performing soil examinations and color comparisons of soils. It is intended to provide forensic laboratories with information for integration of color in the examination of soil evidence.

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: 09-25-2019

Technical Contact: LIBBY STERN

Item: 002

Ballot: E30.01 (19-07)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 005

Ballot: E30 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30 (20-10)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: E30 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 010

Ballot: E30 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: E30 (21-07)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: E30 (21-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30 (22-05)

Status: In Balloting