This practice is for use by laboratory personnel responsible for training examiners to perform forensic examinations and comparisons of fibers, fabrics, and rope/cordage. It contains a list of training objectives with recommended reading assignments, processes of instruction, and structured exercises to provide practical experience for the trainee.
textiles; rope; cordage; microscopy; vegetable; animal; mineral; manufactured fiber, FTIR, microspectrophotometry
OSAC is completing training practices for most forensic science disciplines to provide a basis of competency for analysts within the forensic community.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01
Staff Manager: Brian Milewski
Date Initiated: 10-28-2021
Technical Contact: Jennifer Remy