Work Item
ASTM WK72441

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

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.


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: Julie Carnes

Item: 001

Ballot: E30.11 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item