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Special Thanks To

Sarah Hart, Director, National Institute of Justice (2001-2005)

Working Group Members

Jack Ballantyne, University of Central Florida

Susan M. Ballou, Office of Law Enforcement Standards, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Honorable Ming Chin, California Supreme Court

The Honorable George W. Clarke, Judge of the Superior Court, County of San Diego

The Honorable Andre Davis, Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Jules Epstein, Kairys, Rudovsky, Epstein & Messing

Debra Figarelli, City of Phoenix, Laboratory Services Bureau/National Forensic Science Technology Center

Dean Gialamas, Forensic Science Services Division, Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Syndi Guido, Office of Policy, Pennsylvania State Police

Carol Henderson, The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law, Stetson University School of Law

Kimberly Herd, Office of the Assistant United States Attorney

Henry Lee, University of New Haven

Terry Melton, Mitotyping Technologies

Christopher Plourd, Law Office of Christopher J. Plourd

The Honorable Ronald Reinstein, Judge, Superior Court of Arizona

Steve Twist, National Crime Victim Law Institute

Subject Matter Expert Contributors

Frederick Bieber, Bringham and Women's Hospital

John Butler, Human Identity DNA Technologies Group, Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

George Carmody, Carleton University

Joe Cecil, Federal Judicial Center

Greggory LaBerge, Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory

NFSTC Development Team

Robin W. Jones, Project Manager, Consultant

Mike O'Berry, Instructional Technology Manager

Eileen Fynan, Instructional Design Specialist

Mark Taylor, Multimedia Design Specialist

Danny Nichols, Multimedia Design Specialist

Rebecca Carter, Art Director, NFSTC@FIU (2022 rebuild)