I enjoyed a recent article in The Scientist (K.Y. Kreeger, "Dramatic Growth In DNA-Based Forensics Doesn't Translate Into Job Opportunities," April 17, 1995, page 1). That article listed nine forensic organizations, but left out the name and address of the largest and fastest-growing forensic association in the world: the American College of Forensic Examiners and its two boards, the American Board of Forensic Examiners and the American Board of Forensic Medicine.
We are the new kids on the block, being only three years old, but our membership is more than 5,000. The vast majority of our members hold doctorates. We publish the Forensic Examiner, which is peer-reviewed, and have our own online computer BBS, ForensicNet (firstname.lastname@example.org). We have developed a program for board certification, hold an annual national meeting, the National Academy of Forensic Examiners, and have developed distance education courses in forensics along with a lot of other activities....
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