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ASTM WK74922

Revision of E1732-19e1 Standard Terminology Relating to Forensic Science

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Rationale

A recent review of the forty total entries of Section A of E1732 by myself and task group member Jeffrey Horlick revealed what we believe are some needed updates. For purposes of being more informative, transparent, and current, the review highlighted, in most cases, deficiencies as to the provenance of the entries, their accuracy of transcription, or a need for updating of a definition or reference. Below is a description of the issues, followed first by two ballots to address these issues by way of changes to the Significance and Use statement for Section A of E1732. This is followed by several ballots items to make actual changes to various entries as per the changes outlined in the two Significance and Use statement ballots. As a first step, only a dozen or so proposals, each exemplifying a different proposed change, are being balloted. Pending a favorable reaction of the membership to this first round of ballot proposals, a second set, involving the rest of Section A entries will be balloted along with seven ballots for new additions to Section A. Where an entry only needed editorial attention, a note to reader was drafted describing the upcoming change. Editorial changes and ballot proposals include: Ballot to replace Merriam-Websters New Collegiate Dictionary 7th as the dictionary reference with Merriam-Websters Online Dictionary. Editorially adding a two-digit year designation to reference citations of ASTM standards in all Sections of E1732. Ballots to update the source of various entries. Ballots to add a URL and year of access to online reference citations. Ballots to modify various definitions to make them more generally applicable. Editorially address misspellings and misquotes. Ballots for E30 members to review entries of unknown origin, certainly unknown to me. Part of the ballot then involves adding a citation to the entry of Reviewed by E30 in 2020. If anyone with access to the academic program Turnitin cares to research the origin of entries lacking references in Section A, I will endeavor to cite any references found. Ballot to cite the reference Created by E30 in (four-digit year designation) for definitions created within E30, e.g., Created by E30 in 2020.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: E30.92

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-22-2020

Technical Contact: Jeffrey Horlick

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Ballot: E30.92 (20-01)

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Ballot: E30 (22-02)

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