Important message from the IAI
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the public release of proposed Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports (ULTRs) for seven forensic science disciplines (body fluid testing (serology), drug and chemical analysis (general chemistry), fibers, foot prints/tire treads, glass, latent fingerprints and toxicology). They are accompanied by supporting scientific documentation. ULTRs for other disciplines will be released later this summer. The documents are for DOJ forensic science practitioners, however the DOJ wants the input of the professional organizations and of State and local forensic scientists on these drafts. Copies of the proposed uniform language documents are available for review at www.justice.gov/forensics. Public comments may be submitted through July 8, 2016, at www.regulations.gov.
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Begun in 1915, the International Association for Identification (IAI) is the oldest forensic science organization in the United States and one of the oldest in the world. The IAI is dedicated to the development of the forensic sciences and to the continued education and certification of practicing forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.
Chartered in 1964, the Minnesota Division (MNIAI) holds an annual educational conference devoted to continuing education for the forensic sciences and crime scene investigation. Held in the fall or spring, the conference is two days long.
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