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Society for Applied Anthropology
The Society is an international association of applied social scientists. The annual meetings emphasize problem definition and resolution. The discussions are inter-disciplinary and informal. A special welcome is extended to non-members.
American Board of Forensic Anthropology
ABFA "aims to make available to the judicial system, and others, a practical and equitable system for readily identifiying those persons professing to be specialists in forensic anthropology who possess the requisite qualifications and competence."
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
AAFS "membership includes physicians, criminalists, toxicologists, attorneys, dentists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, engineers, psychiatrists, educators and others who practice and perform research in the many diverse fields relating to forensic science."
American Anthropological Association
The AAA formed "to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropologic[al] organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology" (AAA Articles of Incorporation)."
American Board of Criminalistics
The ABC is sponsored by various member organizations, most of which are regional professional organizations.
American Society of Crime Lab Directors
ASCLD is a nonprofit professional society devoted to the improvement of crime laboratory operations through sound management practices.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
"The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has an international membership of over 1,500. The Association's annual meetings draw more than a thousand scientists and students from all over the world."
American Association of Anatomists
"AAA is the professional home for biomedical researchers and educators focusing on anatomical form and function."
Human Biology Association
"to advance the understanding human biological variation, to enhance the training of professional human biologists, and to foster a better comprehension of the scope of human biology among scientific professionals and the public."
Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association
Mountain, Desert, and Coastal Forensic Anthropologists.
Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology
The Forensic Science Society (UK)
California Association of Criminalists
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
The association's purpose is the continued advancement of forensic examination and consultation across the many professional fields of membership.
Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists