American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers dedicated to providing excellence in forensic science through leadership and innovation. The purpose of the organization is to foster professional interests, assist the development of laboratory management principles and techniques; acquire, preserve, and disseminate forensic based information; maintain and improve communication among crime laboratory directors; and to promote, encourage, and maintain the highest standards of practice in the field.

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Resources

ASCLD's mission is to equip crime laboratory leadership.

Visit the resource centers below for helpful information for crime laboratory leaders.

Accreditation

Helpful resources for labs
seeking accreditation

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Opioids

Information on the opioid epidemic
for labs and the public

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Toolkit

Resources to equip
forensic managers

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FSI-Synergy

FSI Synergy

An international open access journal dedicated to the forensic sciences and its cross-disciplinary effects on the administration of justice


FSI-Synergy is the preferred journal of ASCLD

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KEY INITIATIVES

Membership

Membership

Learn about membership benefits, available resources, and opportunities within ASCLD.

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Symposium

Symposium

Don’t miss the annual ASCLD Symposium which offers quality training and lasting connections.

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Academy

Academy

The ASCLD Leadership Academy offers high impact training for forensic laboratory management.

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Research

Research

Research priorities and collaboration opportunities between forensic labs & academia.

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Forensic Standards News

Below are forensic science standards that are currently open for public comment from the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Academy Standards Board (ASB). Please click on a particular standard of interest to find additional information about how to file a public comment.