AFTE Journal Vol 52 No 2 (2020)


The AFTE Journal is the official publication of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners. The AFTE Journal is dedicated to the sharing of information, techniques and procedures. It is the editor’s goal that this sharing of information results in the criminal justice system having the most accurate and complete information available. Opinions and views expressed in the AFTE Journal are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor, the Editorial Committee, or the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners.

All papers published in The AFTE Journal are reviewed for scientific validity, logical reasoning, and sound methodology, where applicable. The editor, assistant editors, and the editorial review panel conduct a detailed review of all papers prior to publication. Papers in which the author engages in experimentation or testing from which conclusions are drawn, or those that present an opinion, technique, or method having scientific significance are all subject to post-publication review by the members of the Association of Firearm & Toolmark Examiners. The "AFTE Peer Review and Letters to the Editor” section of the Journal provides a forum for post-publication review.

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