Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports

The Department is in the process of developing guidance documents governing the testimony and reports of its forensic experts. These documents, known as “Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports,” or ULTR documents, are designed to provide guidance on the submission of scientific statements by the Department’s forensic examiners when drafting reports or testifying.

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Anthropology Discipline (effective 3.1.21)

 Approved ULTR for the Forensic Anthropology Discipline (effective 1.24.19 to 2.28.21)

 Approved ULTR for General Forensic Chemistry and Seized Drug Examinations (effective 9.9.19)

Approved ULTR for Forensic Document Examination (effective 7.5.21)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic DNA Discipline – Autosomal DNA with Probabilistic Genotyping (effective 3.18.19)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic DNA Discipline – Mitochondrial DNA (effective 3.18.19)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic DNA Discipline – Y-STR DNA (effective 3.18.19)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Firearms/Toolmarks Discipline – Fracture Examination (effective 8.15.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Firearms/Toolmarks Discipline – Fracture Match (effective 1.24.19 to 8.14.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Firearms/Toolmarks Discipline – Pattern Examination (effective 8.15.20) 

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Firearms/Toolmarks Discipline – Pattern Match​ (effective 1.24.19 to 8.14.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Footwear Discipline (effective 8.15.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Geology Discipline (effective 8.15.20)

 Approved ULTR for the Forensic Geology Discipline (effective 1.24.19 to 8.14.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Glass Discipline (effective 8.15.20)

 Approved ULTR for the Forensic Glass Discipline (effective 1.24.19 to 8.14.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Hair Discipline (effective 3.1.21) 

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Hair Discipline (effective 1.24.19 to 2.28.21)

 Approved ULTR for the Forensic Latent Print Discipline (effective 8.15.20)

 Approved ULTR for the Forensic Latent Print Discipline (effective 9.24.18 to 8.14.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Metallurgy Discipline (effective 8.15.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Metallurgy Discipline (effective 1.24.19 to 8.14.20)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Serology Discipline (effective 3.18.19)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Textile Fiber Discipline (effective 3.1.21)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Textile Fiber Discipline (effective 1.24.19 to 2.28.21)

Approved ULTR for the Forensic Tire Discipline (effective 8.15.20)

Updated January 11, 2021

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