“To promote the effectiveness of crime laboratory leaders throughout the world by facilitating communication among members, sharing critical information, providing relevant training, promoting crime laboratory accreditation, and encouraging scientific and managerial excellence in the global forensic community.”

Code of Ethics

A Code of Ethics is an important document for public service employees like forensic science practitioners, who are tasked with job functions that can help prove innocence or guilt. These responsibilities demand the highest levels of public confidence. ASCLD’s Code of Ethics can be found below.

-ASCLD Code of Ethics-
-ASCLD Ethics Allegation Form-


The ASCLD Bylaws govern the operation and function of the organization. Revisions to the bylaws are brought to the membership via the ASCLD Board of Directors and require a vote by the membership. ASCLD’s current bylaws can be found below.

-ASCLD Bylaws-