Quality Assurance
Subcommittee

This subcommittee is developing guidelines for a comprehensive quality assurance program for BPA that mirrors those developed by other recognized forensic disciplines.

Current Membership

This subcommittee is chaired by LeeAnn Singley of Grayson Singley Associates, LLC.

The other subcommittee members are Martin Eversdijk of the Institute for Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene in the Netherlands, Tony Larkin of the Metropolitan Police Service in England, Gord Lefebvre of the Ontario Provincial Police, and Brett McCance of the Western Australia Police.

Task List

Report writing
Proficiency testing
Certification
SOPs
Methodology
Personnel Qualifications

Draft Documents

In accordance with the SWGSTAIN Bylaws, Section VI (D), any approved SWGSTAIN draft document or work product must be offered for public comment. Comments made in writing will be formally addressed by the appropriate SWGSTAIN Subcommittee and the response(s) published using SWGSTAIN.org. Any positive feedback and/or constructive criticism should be directed to the Quality Assurance Subcommittee Chair. Prior to reviewing a SWGSTAIN draft document, please review the Introductory Note prepared by SWGSTAIN that describes the intent and objectives of its peer review process. The following Quality Assurance Subcommittee documents are available for public peer review:

No documents available for public comment at this time.

In accordance with the SWGSTAIN Bylaws, Section VI (E), the following Quality Assurance Subcommittee draft document(s) have been offered for public peer review and are currently in the process of final ratification and/or awaiting publication as a SWGSTAIN Guidance Document(s):


No documents available for public comment at this time.

The comments received by the Quality Assurance Subcommittee during the public comment period have been reviewed and considered as part of each draft document's final development. In accordance with the SWGSTAIN's Bylaws, Section VI (D), the comment(s) received by the Quality Assurance Subcommittee and SWGSTAIN's formal response(s) to these comments have been compiled and are currently available for review for the following Quality Assurance Subcommittee document(s):

Public Comments and Responses for Report Writing Document

Guidance Documents

The following Guidance Documents have been developed by the Quality Assurance Subcommittee:

Guidelines for a Quality Assurance Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Guidelines for Developing Standard Operating Procedures for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and an Appendix.