Work Item
ASTM WK72932

New Guide for Forensic Glass Analysis and Comparison

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.


Forensic science; glass comparison, instrumental analysis


Currently there is no over-arching guide for the forensic analysis and comparison of glass and this document would address that gap. This guide will attempt to explain the techniques and technologies that are employed in analyses and comparisons of glass in forensic casework.

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: 05-07-2020

Technical Contact: Jodi Webb

Item: 003

Ballot: E30.01 (20-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: E30 (21-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: E30.01 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution