Forensic Associations

AAFS – American Academy of Forensic Sciences
ASQDE – The American Society of Questioned Document Examiners
AFQAM – Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers
AFTE – Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners
ASTEE – American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners
CAC – California Association of Criminalists
IAI – International Association for Identification

MAFS – Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
MAAFS – Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
NEAFS – Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists
NWAFS – Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists
SAFS – Southern Association of Forensic Scientists
SOFT – Society of Forensic Toxicologists
SWAFS – Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists

Forensic Partners

ASCIA – Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
DOJ FORENSICS – U.S. Dept of Justice Forensic Science Resources
FSW – National Forensic Science Week
IACP – International Association of Chiefs of Police
MCC – Major Cities Chiefs Police Association
MCSO – Major County Sheriff’s’ Association
MFRC – Midwest Forensic Resource Center
MUFSC – Marshall University Forensic Science Center
NCFS – National Commission on Forensic Science

NDAA – National District Attorneys Association
NFSTC – National Forensic Science Technology Center
NIJ – National Institute of Justice Forensic Sciences
NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology Forensics Portal
OSAC – Organization of Scientific Area Committees
RTI – Research Triangle Institute: Forensic Science Education
WVU – West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative

International Links

The International Forensic Strategic Alliance

The International Forensic Strategic Alliance (IFSA) is a partnership between regional forensic science networks representing operational forensic laboratories across the globe. A letter of understanding between the participating networks was signed on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at the 15th Interpol International Forensic Science Symposium in Lyon. IFSA is working hard to establish a global network with partners working to promote the development of forensic science.

IFSA – International Forensic Strategic Alliance
ASCLD – American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
ENFSI – European Network of Forensic Science Institutes
SMANZFL – Senior Managers of Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories
AICEF – Academia Iberoamericana de Criminalística y Estudios Forenses
AFSN – Asian Forensic Sciences Network
SARFS – Southern Africa Regional Forensic Science Network

Other International Links

UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
INTERPOL – International Criminal Police Organization

Other Resources

Crime Lab Resources

ASCLD Guidelines for Forensic Laboratory Management Practices – LINK
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards – FACT SHEET

Student Resources

Crime scene investigator education – LINK
Careers in Forensic Sciences: Degrees, Careers, Professional Organizations & Salaries Guidebook – LINK
ASCLD Student Scholarship Program – LINK
Forensic Science and Investigation Scholarships – LINK
DeVry University Bachelor’s Degree specialization in Computer Forensics – LINK