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Welcome to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) website.

The forensic sciences have gained tremendous popularity in the last several years. Television shows such as CSI, The New Detectives, Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, and other top-rated programs have thrust the forensic sciences into the public consciousness.

The professionals who are rarely depicted in these television shows are the crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers who are ultimately responsible for the integrity of the analytical process, the assurance of quality, and the direction of staff members toward the long-term goals and objectives of the laboratory. These individuals make forensic science possible. They are the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system. This is their home.

The ASCLD.org website has information of value for a variety of interested persons. These include crime lab directors, forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, job seekers, educators, public officials, media representatives, vendors seeking to market to the forensic sciences, international guests, and the general public.

ASCLD is a volunteer not-for-profit organization, meaning that all of its board of directors, officers, committee members, and representatives are volunteers who likely have a full-time management position in a crime laboratory. By tapping into the expertise and experience of our members, ASCLD has positioned itself to lead the forensic sciences into the 21st century and beyond.

Thank you again for visiting our home. Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you. Chances are that everything you need is right here at your fingertips. Enjoy!