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  • Title: California Association of Criminalists Home Page
    Descriptive info: .. Search CAC:.. ALL.. |.. ANY.. Login to Your Account.. Email:.. Password:.. Remember me.. About Us.. Purpose.. What is Criminalistics?.. Publications.. Forensics Brochure.. CACnews Archive.. Organizational Structure.. Past CAC Presidents.. Join Our Email List.. Membership.. Bylaws/Code of Ethics.. Becoming A Member.. General Information.. Online Application.. Paper Application.. Membership Upgrade.. For Current Members.. Your CAC Account.. Upgrade Your Membership.. Policy Statements.. Pay Membership Dues.. Pay Online.. Pay Via Fax/Mail.. Membership Directory.. Annual Budget Documents.. Study Group Presentations.. Board/Business Meeting E-Minutes.. Current Demographics.. Events.. Bi-yearly Seminars.. Current Seminar.. Future Seminars.. Study Group Meetings.. View Scheduled Meetings.. Add/Edit Meeting Info.. Non-CAC Meetings.. Current Training Classes/Courses.. Resources.. Job Postings.. Training.. Video Archive.. Training Application Form..  ...   Worksheets.. Concepts in FS Documents.. Quotes from FS Documents.. Summary of Code Principles.. Ethics Resources.. Community.. Current Policy Issues.. Forensic Websites.. Awards.. Application Deadlines.. AAFS Regional Award.. ABC Exam Award.. Alfred A.. Biasotti Award.. Anthony Longhetti Award.. Edward F.. Rhodes Award.. Paul Kirk/Presidents Award.. Roger Greene III Award.. W.. Jack Cadman Award.. CAC Life Members.. CAC Store.. Online Store.. Item Suggestion Form.. 1.. 2.. 3.. UPDATED - Seminar & Workshop Schedules.. Business Meeting Annoucement, Proxy Form, & Proposed Revision to Bylaws.. Meet the Candidates for Your CAC Board of Directors!.. Latest Issue of.. the.. CACNews.. Current Training.. Opportunities.. This page last updated:.. May 17, 2013.. Upcoming CAC Seminar Info.. Upcoming Meetings..

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  • Title: CAC | About Us
    Descriptive info: CAC Store.. About the CAC - Why Join Us?.. The objects and purposes of the California Association of Criminalists shall be to:.. Foster an exchange of ideas and information within the field of criminalistics.. Foster friendship and cooperation among the various laboratory personnel.. Encourage and, if possible, financially support worthy research projects.. Encourage the compilation of experience data of value in the field.. Promote wide recognition of the practice of criminalistics as an important phase of jurisprudence.. Promote a high level of professional competence among criminalists.. Encourage uniform qualifications and requirements for criminalists and related specialists.. Disseminate information to the law profession concerning minimum qualifications for physical evidence consultants.. Provide a board of review in cases involving differences of professional opinion when requested.. Encourage the use  ...   act upon any pending legislation which appears to be related to the field of criminalistics.. Establish, maintain, and enforce a Code of Ethics for criminalists.. Establish, maintain and manage an Endowment Fund to fund scholarships, research projects, special classes and other activities in keeping with the objects and purposes of the CAC.. Support certification testing programs for individuals engaged in the practice of criminalistics.. We accomplish these purposes through a wide range of events.. (study groups meetings, bi-yearly seminars, training and research endowments),.. financial assistance for training for new criminalists, and many other activities performed by our Board of Directors and Committees.. If this Association interests you, please explore this website further or contact any of the.. or.. Committee Members.. Thanks for your interest in the CAC!..

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  • Title: CAC | What is a Criminalist?
    Descriptive info: Criminalistics Information.. WHAT IS A CRIMINALIST?.. A criminalist is a person with a background in science, typically having at least a baccalaureate degree in an area such as chemistry, biology, forensic science, or criminalistics.. Some criminalists have degrees in other, similarly related areas.. Many criminalists have advanced degrees.. With the above scientific background and additional training given by his/her employer (either a government or private laboratory) a criminalist applies scientific methods and techniques to examine and analyze evidentiary items and testifies in court as to his or her findings.. Please read below, under criminalistics, for a more detailed description of what criminalists do.. WHAT IS THE C.. A.. C.. ?.. The California Association of Criminalists (CAC) is a professional membership organization of forensic scientists founded in 1954 by sixteen members from various agencies throughout California.. They met to exchange ideas, new testing methodologies and to share case histories.. Since its inception, the CAC has expanded its membership throughout the United States and Europe.. The CAC is the oldest established regional forensic science organization in America.. CAC Members are employed in local, state and federal governmental agencies, as well as private companies and teaching institutions.. Today, there are many members representing an array of forensic science specialties.. They include criminalists, document examiners, serologists, toxicologists, chemists, molecular biologists, firearm & toolmark examiners and educators.. CAC members are involved in national forensic science organizations such as SWGDAM, SWGMAT, ASCLD, ASCLD-LAB, ASTM E-30, DAB, ABC and AAFS.. CAC membership provides an opportunity to be involved in the professional activities that affect one's career, the profession of criminalistics and the criminal justice system.. WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF CRIMINALISTICS?.. Firearms and Toolmarks.. Criminalists provide information to investigators about the caliber and type of firearm used in a crime.. Scratches, or striation marks, are left on bullets by the barrel of a pistol or rifle.. Once a firearm is recovered, these marks can individualize a bullet to a unique firearm to the exclusion of all other firearms.. Similarly, tools used in crimes can leave striation and other marks on surfaces.. These marks can be compared to the tool believed to have made them.. If the comparison is a positive match, a tool may be individualized as having made the mark to the exclusion of all other tools.. A computer database of marks on cartridge cases and bullets has been developed to link a particular firearm to serial crimes.. Trace Evidence.. Trace evidence, frequently overlooked because of its microscopic size, applies microanalysis to fibers, hair, soil, paint, glass, pollen, explosives, gunshot residue, food, plastic bags, and virtually anything involved in a crime.. No training exists that will prepare the trace evidence analyst for every kind of case  ...   of drug can be detected in a sample.. WHAT DOES A CRIMINALIST DO?.. Criminalistics is one of many divisions in the field of forensic science.. Forensic science includes forensic pathology, odontology, entomology, engineering, criminology, and other disciplines.. All of these are specialized sections in forensic science.. Criminalists use techniques learned in chemistry, molecular biology, geology, and other scientific disciplines to investigate and solve crimes.. Criminalistics should not be confused with the field of criminology.. Criminologists are sociologists, psychologists, and others who study the causes and effects of crime on society.. For the criminalist, crime scene investigation involves the recognition, documentation, collection, preservation, and interpretation of physical evidence which may be as big as a truck or as small as a diatom or pollen grain.. Recognition of items out of place, articles improperly located or items added to the crime scene are an important part of crime scene processing.. The criminalist collects, preserves, and makes interpretations about the evidence and their relation to the series of events resulting at the crime scene.. The criminalist brings evidence back to the laboratory where examinations will be conducted.. Interpretations are made about the relevance of a particular item from the crime scene by associating particular items of evidence to specific sources and reconstructing the crime scene.. This means not only associating a suspect with a scene but also the telling of a story about what transpired before, during and after the crime.. The criminalist must draw on a wide spectrum of scientific knowledge including chemistry, biology, genetics, molecular biology, physics, statistics and a working knowledge of civil and criminal law.. Applying this knowledge, criminalist will associate and identify evidence, interpret the results, reconstruct the crime scene, and write a report summarizing the findings.. Finally, the criminalist testifies in courts of law, teaching the judge and jury about the conclusions reached in the laboratory.. TESTIMONY.. The end of the journey is the court room where testimony of the crime scene work, laboratory analysis, the conclusions on the report and interpretation of the evidence will be presented and questioned.. The criminalist tells the truth in an unbiased manner, educating the jurors about the techniques that were used, the results obtained and interpretations derived from those conclusions.. The criminalist must answer the question posed so that their answer is not misleading the jurors.. If the question posed requires a yes or no answer but an explanation is needed to explain the yes or no answer, they are obligated to give an explanation.. Professionally, the criminalist does not care whether the defendant is found guilty or not guilty.. Presentation of the evidence in a fair and unbiased manner and telling the truth are the primary obligations of the criminalist..

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  • Title: CAC | Newsletter Archive
    Descriptive info: Archive.. These files are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) which allows anyone to view, save, and print it no matter which browser or computer operating system they are using.. PDF files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.. For more information on Acrobat Reader, or to get it free, check out our.. Acrobat Reader Information page.. 1st quarter 2013.. 6 MB.. 2nd quarter 2013.. 2 MB.. 1st quarter 2012.. 4 MB.. 2nd quarter 2012.. 7 MB.. 3rd quarter 2012.. 4th quarter 2012.. 1st quarter 2011.. 4.. 2nd quarter 2011.. 11.. 3rd quarter 2011.. 1 MB.. 4th quarter 2011.. 8 MB.. 1st quarter 2010.. 2nd quarter 2010.. 3rd quarter 2010.. 4th quarter 2010.. 1st quarter 2009.. 5 MB.. 2nd quarter 2009.. 3 MB.. 3rd quarter 2009.. 4th quarter 2009.. 1st quarter 2008.. 2nd quarter 2008.. 3rd quarter 2008.. 4th quarter 2008.. 1st quarter 2007.. 0 MB.. 2nd quarter 2007.. 3rd quarter 2007.. 4th quarter 2007.. 1st quarter 2006.. 2nd quarter 2006.. 10.. 3rd quarter 2006.. 4th quarter 2006.. 9 MB.. 1st quarter 2005.. 6.. 2nd quarter 2005.. 3rd quarter 2005.. 4th quarter 2005.. 1st quarter 2004.. 5.. 2nd quarter 2004.. 3rd quarter 2004.. 4th quarter 2004.. 1st quarter 2003.. 2nd quarter 2003.. 3rd quarter 2003.. 7..  ...   1997.. Fall 1997.. 9.. Spring 1996.. Summer 1996.. Fall 1996.. Winter 1996.. Spring 1995.. Summer 1995.. Fall 1995.. Winter 1995.. Spring 1994.. Summer 1994.. Fall 1994.. Winter 1994.. Spring 1993.. Summer 1993.. Fall 1993.. Winter 1993.. Spring 1992.. Summer 1992.. Fall 1992.. Winter 1992.. January 1991.. April 1991.. July 1991.. October 1991.. Winter 1991.. Summer 1990.. Fall 1990.. Winter 1990.. January 1989.. April 1989.. July 1989.. October 1989.. January 1988.. April 1988.. July 1988.. October 1988.. January 1987.. April 1987.. July 1987.. October 1987.. January 1986.. April 1986.. July 1986.. September 1986.. March 1985.. June 1985.. March 1984.. June 1984.. September 1984.. December 1984.. March 1983.. June/Sept 1983.. December 1983.. March 1982.. September 1982.. December 1982.. March 1981.. June 1981.. September 1981.. December 1981.. March 1980.. June 1980.. September 1980.. December 1980.. March 1979.. June 1979.. Fall 1979.. December 1979.. April 1978.. September 1978.. December 1978.. January 1977.. 0.. May 1977.. June 1977.. July 1977.. September 1977.. November 1977.. November 1976.. June 1975.. January 1974.. April 1974.. July 1974.. November 1974.. April 1973.. October 1973.. January 1972.. April 1972.. June 1972.. September 1972.. December 1972.. February 1971.. May 1971.. June 1971.. October 1971.. For index (12/95 to 2nd quarter of 2003), see 3rd quarter 2003..

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  • Title: CAC | Organizational Structure
    Descriptive info: Unofficial CAC Organizational Structure.. The CAC Board of Directors are assisted by a number of dedicated members who serve on committees and in other vital roles.. For example, the Study group Chairs are responsible for organizing the agenda for their discipline's presentations at each collective study  ...   organization of the CAC, see the chart below.. (committees are ommitted because they are independent of Board Members).. Updated: March 26, 2013.. For a listing of the CAC Committees, their roles, and their members,.. click here.. For a listing of the Northern and Southern Study Group Chairpersons,..

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  • Title: CAC | Past CAC Presidents
    Descriptive info: The office of CAC President is a three year obligation.. Elections are held every year at the Spring Seminar.. The member voted into office then serves one year as President-Elect, one as President, and one as Immediate Past-President.. YEAR INSTALLED.. NAME.. 2012.. Todd Weller.. 2011.. Kevin Andera.. 2010.. Adam Dutra.. 2009.. Mary Hong.. 2008.. Jennifer Mihalovich.. 2007.. Julie Leon.. 2006.. John Simms.. 2005.. Jim Stam.. 2004.. Pennie Laferty.. 2003.. Raymond Davis.. 2002.. Michael Parigian.. 2001.. Daniel Gregonis.. 2000.. Lisa Brewer.. 1999.. Hiram Evans.. 1998.. Ron Nichols.. 1997.. Carolyn Gannett.. 1996.. Peter Barnett.. 1995.. Carol Hunter.. 1994.. Mary Gibbons.. 1993.. Jerry Chisum.. 1992.. Greg Matheson.. 1991.. Carol Sidebotham.. 1990..  ...   Jerry Chisum *.. 1978.. 1977.. Jan S.. Bashinski.. 1976.. Charles Morton.. 1975.. J.. Robert Davidson.. 1974.. John I.. Thornton.. 1973.. John Ragle.. 1972.. Duane Dillon.. 1971.. Anthony Longhetti.. 1970.. 1969.. 1968.. Paul L.. Kirk.. 1967.. Ron Briglia.. 1966.. Robert Cooper.. 1965.. 1964.. Don Harding.. 1963.. 1962.. Jim Brackett.. 1961.. Ray Pinker.. 1960.. David Q Burd (Exec Secy).. 1959.. 1958.. Jack Cadman (Exec Secy).. 1957.. 1956.. Lowell Bradford (Exec Secy).. 1955.. 1954.. 1953.. * The President-Elect for the previous year was unable to serve his term as President.. Jerry Chisum continued as President until a replacement could be properly elected the next year (per Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2)..

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  • Title: CAC | Bylaws and Code of Ethics Documents
    Descriptive info: CAC Bylaws & Code of Ethics Documents.. The CAC is guided by the Bylaws, the Code of Ethics, and the Code of Ethics Enforcement Procedure.. Every member and prospective member should be aware of the content of these documents and must agree to abide by them in order to  ...   download and view the documents.. CAC Bylaws.. (updated November 7, 2012).. (updated April 21, 2010).. CAC Code of Ethics Enforcement Procedure.. These documents are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) which allows anyone to view, save, and print it no matter which browser or computer operating system they are using..

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  • Title: CAC | Apply for Membership
    Descriptive info: Applying for CAC Membership.. The CAC Bylaws contains a description of the different types of entry-level membership and how to qualify for each.. You can and should.. reference the Bylaws.. before applying.. But here is a.. summary.. of the different membership types to aid in making the correct choice of application for your situation:.. Provisional Membership.. All persons elected to membership other than as Corresponding Member, shall be classified as Provisional Members for not less than one year.. A Provisional Member may be proposed for a class of Full Member after one year.. After three years of membership, a Provisional Member not elected a Full Member will become a Corresponding Member.. Corresponding Membership.. All applicants who, because  ...   seminars and they shall not be eligible to hold office.. They shall be subject to all dues and assessments levied against a Full Member or Provisional Member.. Affiliate Membership.. Any college-level student, intern, laboratory technician, or volunteer employed in a forensic science laboratory pursuing a course of study or a career in a forensic science.. Any application for Affiliate Membership shall be submitted by, and with the recommendation of, a full, life, or provisional member of the Corporation.. When you are ready to apply, click here!.. The CAC Bylaws document is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) which allows anyone to view, save, and print it no matter which browser or computer operating system they are using..

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  • Title: CAC | Mail/Fax Membership Applications
    Descriptive info: Apply for Membership by Mail/Fax.. The CAC Bylaws contains a description of the different membership levels and how to qualify for each.. Reference the CAC Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Code of Ethics Enforcement Procedure documents.. and then print out the appropriate membership application.. (and reference form).. from the choices below:.. Provisional or Corresponding Membership Application.. Affiliate Membership Application.. Membership Reference Letter.. (all applicants).. These forms are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) which allows anyone to view, save, and print it no matter which browser or computer operating system they are using..

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  • Title: CAC | Membership Upgrade Application
    Descriptive info: HOME.. Membership Upgrade Application.. Requesting upgrade.. from.. Provisional Member or Corresponding Member.. to.. Full Member.. Before completing this form, please check to see if you have accumulated the necessary number of points to upgrade.. Refer to Article II, Section 3 of.. the CAC Bylaws.. for the breakdown of upgrade points.. Personal Information.. First Name:.. Last Name:.. Mailing Address:.. City, State, Zip:.. ,.. Telephone:.. Example: 999-555-1234.. Preferred E-Mail Address:.. Current.. CAC Membership Type:.. Corresponding.. Provisional.. In order to upgrade your membership to Full Member, we require you to refamiliarize yourself with the Bylaws, the Code of Ethics, and the Code of Ethics Enforcement Procedures documents.. You WILL NOT be allowed to submit this form without certifying that you have re-read these.. By clicking the checkbox below, you hereby swear that you have  ...   Committee.. Awards Committee.. By-laws Committee.. CCI Advisory Committee.. Endowment Committee.. Ethics Committee.. Financial Review Committee.. Founders Lecture Committee.. Historical Committee.. Legislation Analysis Committee.. Merchandise Committee.. New Member Committee.. Nominating Committee.. Publications Committee.. Seminar Planning Committee.. Training & Resources Committee.. Seminar Workshops Attended.. (include title, location, and date).. (Example: "Firearms Workshop, Long Beach, Spring 2011").. :.. CAC Seminars Attended.. (include location and date).. (Example: "Bakersfield, Spring 2012").. CAC Study Group Meetings Attended.. (Example: "Hayward, May 31, 2012").. Presentations given at CAC Seminars.. (include title & date).. (Example: "Best Case Ever, Spring 2034").. Papers Published in the.. (include issue date/number).. (Example: "3rd Quarter, 2012").. Papers Published in.. Science & Justice.. (include issue date/number):.. Other CAC-related activity that you feel should be considered by the Board of Directors.. (Please be as detailed as possible)..

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  • Title: CAC | Policy Statements
    Descriptive info: Policy Statements.. These are the policy statements that define how the CAC currently operates.. They are an attempt to clarify, and make readily available, the information that may be needed when attmepting to join the organization, conduct CAC business, or perform some other CAC-related task.. If there is something associated with the CAC that you feel needs clarification or should  ...   Directors.. Policy Number.. Date Approved.. Title.. 13-002.. 1/25/2013.. CAC Legal Counsel.. 13-001.. Online Laboratory Directory.. 12-003.. 11/05/2012.. Membership Point for Ethics Training.. 12-002.. 07/17/2012.. Travel Re-Imbursement Procedure.. 12-001.. Policy Statement Development Procedure.. These documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) which allows anyone to view, save, and print it no matter which browser or computer operating system they are using..

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