Hard to believe an idea between 30 crime lab directors in December 1973 would flourish into the international network of professional and academic colleagues the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) is known as today.
At this year’s annual ASCLD symposium in Dallas a very special booth in the expo hall celebrated the history of the organization with a timeline of achievements and notable moments.
The milestones highlighted across the 15 foot display include the humble beginnings scribbled in Briggs White’s notebook, the acceptance of DNA as evidence, and the creation of ASCLD/LAB. It tells the story of the men and women who helped shaped the organization through the incredible changes in legislation and scientific discovery.
Attendees stopped by to take a moment to flip through the old newsletters or watch photos scroll past on the TV. Tweet your favorite memory with #ASCLDhistory.
The next ASCLD Symposium will be in Atlanta in 2018.
Download the full poster below.