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Forensics Investigation Resources: Professional Associations, Helpful Internet Sites

This guide provides information on forensic sciences resources available at WVU Tech.

Forensic Investigation Organizations

Professional Associations for Forensic Sciences

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

"The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences."

Association of Women in Forensic Sciences

This is a non-profit organization created to connect youth interested in the forensic sciences with professionals in the field.

Southern Association of Forensic Scientists

This Association's page includes Forendex, a searchable index of chemical and analytic data of controlled substances.

The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE)

The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) is the international professional organization for practitioners of Firearm and/or Tool Mark Identification and has been dedicated to the exchange of information, methods and best practices, and the furtherance of research since its creation in 1969.

Helpful Websites

The United States Department of Justice

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Forensics

Forensic Science 2.0 Top Websites to Bookmark  Top Websites

A Simplified Guide to Forensic Science Forensics Simplified

Crime Scene Training

Crime Scene Investigator EDU