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ASTM WK72441

New Practice for Standard Practice for Developing Discipline Specific Methodology for ACE-V

1. Scope

1.1 This practice provides a framework for developing a forensic discipline-specific covers the various phases within the methodology of ACE-V (Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification) and specifies minimum general requirements for a methodology to be recognized as ACE-V.
1.2 This practice does not define any discipline specific test methods.
1.3 Units - The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard 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 practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


ACE-V; analysis; comparison; evaluation; verification; methodology


ACE-V is an acronym for the Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification methodology used by forensic practitioners primarily when conducting feature comparisons. This standard aims to establish a framework and minimum requirements for developing discipline specific standards for the methodology of ACE-V. Forensic practitioners in several disciplines will reference this standard including, but not limited to those in the areas of Physics and Pattern Determination, Digital / Multimedia, Crime Scene/Death Investigation and Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.11

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-31-2020

Technical Contact: Nicolas Craven

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.11 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.11 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution