To gain explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround the commission of a crime using deductive and inductive reasoning, physical evidence, scientific methods, and their interrelationships.
- Encourage the exchange of information & procedures useful in the reconstruction of crime scenes
- Stimulate research and develop new and/or improved methods of crime scene reconstruction
- Promote the improvement of professional expertise of people working in the field through education & training
- Publish a journal for the distribution of information relating to crime scene reconstruction
- Promote cooperation & communication between agencies, disciplines, and members of the Association
- Provide the opportunity for members to consult with their peers on cases
- Provide members access to experts from various disciplines within the Association membership
The Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) began in 1991 with a group of professionals in Oklahoma and Texas who investigated crime scenes and performed forensic analyses and comparisons on evidence from crime scenes. These professionals saw a need for an organization that would encompass an understanding of the whole crime scene and the necessity of reconstructing that scene in order to better understand the elements of the crime and to recognize and preserve evidence.
ACSR members are law enforcement investigators, forensic experts, and teachers from all over the United States and a growing number of countries around the world. ACSR currently has approximately 200 members.