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.
Stay up to date with ASCLD news and activities.
ASCLD Recognizes Erin Forry and Stephen Butler as the 2023 ASCLD Members of the YearMay 27, 2023
Jody Wolf (Phoenix PD) awarded 2023 Briggs J. White Award for Excellence through Leadership in Forensic Science ManagementMay 23, 2023
Chris Ernhardt, Sarah Ingram, M. Katherine Philpott (Virginia Commonwealth University) awarded the 2023 Forensic Research Committee (FRC) Innovation AwardMay 23, 2023
ASCLD's mission is to equip crime laboratory leadership.
Visit the resource centers below for helpful information for crime laboratory leaders.
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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
MembershipLearn about membership benefits, available resources, and opportunities within ASCLD. More →
SymposiumDon't miss the annual ASCLD Symposium which offers quality training and lasting connections. More →
AcademyThe ASCLD Leadership Academy offers high impact training for forensic laboratory management. More →
ResearchResearch priorities and collaboration opportunities between forensic labs & academia. More →
Our sponsors provide valuable support to the ASCLD organization. The Board of Directors is grateful to our sponsoring organizations that help us provide services and support to our members. Please take a moment and visit the vendors’ webpages below.
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University of Florida
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Bureau of Justice Assistance
The Bureau of Justice Assistance offers support to the forensic sciences field via funding programs, education, development of tools, and stakeholder outreach and engagement. LEARN MORE