The ABC is composed of regional and national organizations which represent forensic scientists. Each organization is entitled to one member on the ABC Board of Directors and one member on the ABC Examination Committee.
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.
Excellent crime labs are built on excellent science. And excellent forensic scientists ask the hard questions. They don’t miss details. They specialize in the overlooked and underestimated – because a good scientist knows that details matter.
We accredit testing and calibration labs, inspection and certification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. You wouldn't want to be treated by a doctor who isn't board certified in her specialty.
The Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the city of Philadelphia that provides networking opportunities and programs for female forensic professionals, teenagers and college
The California Association of Criminalists (CAC) is a professional membership organization of forensic scientists founded in 1954 by sixteen members from various agencies throughout California. They met to exchange ideas, new testing methodologies and to
The mission of MAAFS is to encourage the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information within the fields of recognized forensic sciences through improving contacts between persons and laboratories engaged in the forensic sciences;
to encourage the exchange of ideas and information with the field of forensic science through improved contacts between those engaged in the field. I have some big shoes to fill with the outstanding leadership this organization has had
The objectives of the NWAFS are to encourage the dissemination of information within the fields of forensic science, foster friendship and cooperation among forensic scientists, and to stimulate research and development of new techniques within the field.
SAFS is an organization of practicing forensic scientists. To gain voting membership in SAFS it is essential that a prospective member have given expert testimony in some court of the criminal justice system, or have advanced the cause of forensic science
The Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS) is a not for profit association of persons actively engaged in the profession of scientific examination of physical evidence in an organized body so that the profession in all of its disciplines
The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) is the international professional organization for practitioners of Firearm and/or Toolmark Identification and has been dedicated to the exchange of information, methods and best practices.
We are the oldest and largest forensic association in the world. This professional forensic association represents a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced membership that are assembled to educate, share, critique and publish methods.