Presentation on theme: "Scientific advisory committees (Perspective of a committee member) Forensic Chemist (2005; 2006-2010) Virginias Scientific Advisory Committee Dan E. Krane,"— Presentation transcript:
Scientific advisory committees (Perspective of a committee member) Forensic Chemist (2005; ) Virginias Scientific Advisory Committee Dan E. Krane, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Virginias Department of Forensic Science A full-service forensic laboratory Dr. Paul Ferrara, Director Aspires to be a world-class model SAC is charged by statute to provide scientific oversight on all policies and practices
An example of an issue before the VA SAC Department proposed changes to standard reports for gun shot residue (GSR) analyses Presented by examiner Doug DeGaetano Purpose #1: Easier, clearer interpretation of the results Purpose #2: more up to date Purpose #3: less need for court testimony by examiners:
Proposed GSR report language Primer residue can be deposited on the hands by: firing a weapon, handling a dirty weapon, being in proximity to the discharge of a weapon or coming in to contact with an object that has primer residue on it.