Scientific Working Groups
This organized collection of forensic science Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) has been placed online by MUFSC to help professionals and students stay current with the latest news, events, and research. Below you can find Scientific Working Group names and websites listed in alphabetical order of their abbreviated names.
What is a SWG?
Each Scientific Working Group includes scientists, both American and international, focused on a specific forensic science discipline. Although each SWG has a unique focus, each groups' main purpose is the same; improve the procedures within a specific discipline of forensic science. SWGs attain this goal by collaborating to create best practices guidelines and scientific standards. SWG membership is diverse; including scientists from Federal and regional government, private laboratories, academia, and consulting agencies, along with law enforcement and practitioners in the criminal justice system.
|Abbreviation||Organization and URL|
|SWGCBRN||Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear|
|SWGDAM||DNA Analysis Methods|
|SWGDOG||Dog and Orthogonal Detector Guidelines|
|SWGDRUG||Analysis of Seized Drugs|
|SWGDVI||Disaster Victim Identification|
|SWGFAST||Friction Ridge Analysis Study and Technology|
|SWGFEX||Fire and Explosives|
|SWGGUN||Firearms and Toolmarks|
|SWGIBRA||Illicit Business Records Analysis|
|SWGMDI||Medicolegal Death Investigation|
|SWGSTAIN||Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
|SWGTREAD||Shoeprint and Tire Tread Evidence|