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1 Scientific advisory committees (Perspective of a committee member) Forensic Chemist (2005; ) Virginias Scientific Advisory Committee Dan E. Krane, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2 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

3 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:

4 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.


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