American Academy of Forensic Sciences [AAFS] Law and Legal Definition

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a multi-disciplinary professional organization established to provide leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The AAFS aims to promote integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.

The AAFS members include physicians, attorneys, dentists, toxicologists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, psychiatrists, physicists, engineers, criminalists, educators, and digital evidence experts. The members actively practice forensic science; and teach and conduct research in the field. It acts as a professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law and promotes education and the elevation of accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic sciences.