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ASTM WK80705

New Terminology for Relating to Gunshot Residue Analysis

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; Terminology


There is currently no comprehensive terminology document for gunshot residue analysis that has been generated through a consensus process. This standard is intended to fill that void. It is anticipated that the standard will be used by practitioners, forensic students or trainees, and members of the court.

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: 01-26-2022

Technical Contact: David Freehling

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