Industry Links

NFSTC works with many forensic science professional associations, programs, working groups and universities, and is happy to provide direction to those looking for further information.

Forensic Professional Organizations

AAFS | American Academy of Forensic Sciences
ABC | American Board of Criminalistics
ABFDE | American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
ABFO | American Board of Forensic Odontology
ABFT | American Board of Forensic Toxicology
AFQAM | Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers
AFTE | Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners
ASCLD | American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
ASQDE | American Society of Questioned Document Examiners
ASTM | American Society for Testing and Materials
CAC | California Association of Criminalists
CACLD | California Association of Crime Laboratory Directors
CSFS | Canadian Society of Forensic Science
IAI | International Association for Identification
MAAFS | Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
MAFS | Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
NAME | National Association of Medical Examiners
NEAFS | Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists
NIFS | National Institute for Forensic Science (Australia)
NWAFS | Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists
SAFS | Southern Association of Forensic Scientists
SWAFS | Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
SWGDE | Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence
SWGDRUG | Scientific Working Group on Analysis of Seized Drugs
SWGFAST | Scientific Working Group for Friction Ridge Analysis, Study & Technology
SWGGUN | Scientific Working Group for Firearms and Toolmarks
SWGMAT | Scientific Working Group for Material Analysis
TIAFT | The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
TWGFEX | Technical Working Group on Fire Debris and Explosives

Accreditation Sources

ASCLD-LAB | ASCLD Laboratory Accreditation Board
ANSI-ASQ |  National Accreditation Board

Programs and Universities

CSU Fullerton | California State University, Fullerton, Crime and Forensics Programs
MFRC | Midwest Forensic Resource Center
MUFSC | Marshall University Forensic Science Center
NCFS | National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida
UF | University of Florida Forensic Science
FIU | International Forensic Research Institute

Colleges and Universities offering forensic programs

Other resources

BJS | Bureau of Justice Statistics
NCJRS | National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCSTL | National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law
NIJ Tech | National Institute of Justice – Technology Links
CBRNE Tech Index | CBRNE Tech Forensic Applications
FTCOE | Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Laws and Policies

NCSL | National Conference of State Legislatures Forensic Science Database

Journals and Publications

Journal of Forensic Science
NIJ Journal
Australia/New Zealand National Institute of Forensic Science Publications