Work Item
ASTM WK72526

New Practice for Standard Practice for Expert Opinions on the Interpretation of Primer Gunshot Residue (pGSR) Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry

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.


Gunshot Residue; Scanning Electron Microscopy; Testimony


The OSAC Subcommittee for Gunshot Residue Analysis has developed a new standard practice for expert opinions on the interpretation of gunshot residue analysis by SEM/EDX. This document was reviewed by the OSAC Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC and resource committees.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-07-2020

Technical Contact: David Freehling

Item: 005

Ballot: E30.01 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E30 (22-04)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution