Welcome to the ASCLD Visitor’s Center
On behalf of the members of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), we would like to welcome you to our website and invite you to browse our pages at your leisure.
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.
Visitors to our Website
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.
The ASCLD website and newsletter, Crime Lab Minute, are sponsored in part by vendors dedicated to the support of the forensic sciences. If you represent a vendor interested in supporting ASCLD’s mission of fostering excellence in forensic science, then the Board of Directors urges you to visit our vendor sponsorship information page, ASCLD Vendor Sponsor Information.
ASCLD Officers and Representatives
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!
The ASCLD Board of Directors