AFTE News Archives- 2008
you will find news items posted to the AFTE Home page for
the year 2008. Most of the links included with each
news item will still provide you with additional information
but be advised, the pages that these links refer to have
probably been updated several times since these news items
were posted. Also, some of the pages linked to may no
AFTE Journals Online-
The AFTE Journals previously available on CD ROM have been
converted to PDF files and can now be downloaded by AFTE
members via the Journal Search page.
AFTE DVD Sales
The technical papers given at
the 2008 AFTE Training Seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii were
recorded on DVD's and are now being offered for sale to AFTE members.
Additionally you can order DVD sets of the 2005, 2006 and
For more information,
NAS Response Update
AFTE members are encouraged to
visit the President's Forum to view important
documents related to the NAS Study...
Firearm Analyst Training Program-
A National Institute of
Justice sponsored web based Firearms Analyst Training
Program which was developed through a collaborative effort
between the NFSTC in Largo, Florida and AFTE, has been
released for use by the forensic science community at
AFTE members- click here for
Trial Court Rules in Favor of
and Named Defendants-
In December of 2006 a Trial
Court ruled in favor of AFTE and named defendants.
Judgment was entered in favor of AFTE and the named
defendants in January of 2007.
Thereafter, Mr. Paul Dougherty appealed the Trial Court
decision to the California Court of Appeal. On July 27,
2008, the Court of Appeal issued a unanimous decision
affirming the Trial Court and awarding AFTE and the named
defendants their cost on Appeal.
AFTE members can view the published decision by visiting the
Non-members can view the decision by
Newly Appointed AFTE Journal Editor
Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of
Charles Clow to the position of AFTE Journal Editor. For
more information please visit the forum by...
SWGGUN Statement on the NAS Ballistic Database Study-
The Scientific Working Group for Firearm and
Toolmarks (SWGGUN) has released an informational statement on the National
Academy of Science (NAS), Ballistics Database Study report and its
implications on the admissibility of firearms related court
testimony. Visit the SWGGUN website to review the statement
and accompanying documents...
In an effort to encourage research in the science of
firearms and toolmarks examination or identification, the
Research and Development Committee is providing a forum on
the AFTE website for the posting of research proposals...
May 19, 2008
The 39th annual AFTE training seminar is underway in
AFTE members from all over the world have converged on the
Hawaiian Islands this week to enhance their expertise in the
greatest discipline of forensic science, Firearm & Toolmark
Identification! Workshops and lectures will be the
course of business for the day over the next four days.
The meeting will culminate with the annual banquet Thursday
If you couldn't make it to the training seminar check back
during the week for pictures and updates to the events
taking place this week.
To view the seminar program that includes the schedule,
abstracts of all lectures, and presentations for the week
click on the link below.
AFTE 2008 Training Seminar Program (pdf file)
April 17, 2008
Due to a family emergency the
UV/IR Digital Photography Workshop
scheduled for Wednesday
night has been cancelled. The recently announced
Ammunition Identification and CartWinPro, will be
moved from Tuesday night to Wednesday night as an added
alternative to those who may have already registered for the
now cancelled UV/IR workshop.
April 10, 2008
New Training Seminar Workshop!-
A new workshop has been added to the 2008 Training
Seminar schedule. Workshop,
Ammunition Identification and CartWinPro, will be
taught by Axel Manthei on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 6–8 PM.
Forensic Technology is proud to announce that, until
April 25, 2008, it is accepting submissions for this year’s
Calvin H. Goddard Award competition. This annual contest
recognizes an individual or a group of individuals that has
demonstrated excellence in the area of firearm
identification. The prize consists of a scholarship to
attend AFTE’s (Association of Firearm and Toolmark
Examiners) 2008 Training Seminar to be held in Honolulu,
Hawaii, from May 18, 2008, through May 23, 2008...
March 31, 2008
AFTE 2008 Early Registration Deadline-
Tonight at midnight EST the early registration fee for
the 2008 training seminar ends. If you are planning to
attend the training seminar you will save yourself $50.00 by
AFTE Dues Deadline-
Another deadline for members! Midnight EST is the cut
off for the $25.00 discount members get by paying their dues
before April 1st. If you haven't paid yet today is the
day to make that dues payment!!..
March 20, 2008
The AFTE Board of Directors is actively
seeking the assistance from the membership for the position
of AFTE JOURNAL Editor. Mr. Matthew L. Noedel (Matt)
has notified the BOD that he will be stepping down this year
after 5 years of dedicated service to this organization as
AFTE Journal Editor Position
February 1, 2008
AFTE 2008 Golf Outing-
The Annual Garry Rathman Memorial
Golf will be held at the beautiful Ko’olau Golf Club (www.koolaugolfclub.com),
which was named one of the top two golf courses in Hawaii by
Golf Digest in 1997...
An updated list of CONFIRMED and PENDING
workshops is also now available. The CONFIRMED workshops are
now open for registration...
January 14, 2008
AFTE 2008 Friends and Family Program-
There are many activities to do in Hawaii and it
was difficult to choose those that AFTE family and friends
will enjoy. New information is now available that
provides a schedule of suggested activities...
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