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About the Journal

The JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF FORENSIC ENGINEERS is intended to provide a means for the Associate Members, Members, Senior Members, Fellows and Affiliates of NAFE to present peer-reviewed principled discussion of the application of specific technologies and methods in the practice of forensic engineering.

For more information regarding submissions and the peer review process, please review the information at the Submissions page.

The Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers® contains papers that have been accepted by NAFE. In most cases, papers have been presented at NAFE seminars. Members and Affiliates receive a PDF download of the Journal as part of their annual dues. All Journal papers may be individually downloaded from the NAFE website at There is no charge to NAFE Members & Affiliates. A limited supply of Volume 33 and earlier hardcopy Journals (black & white) are available. The costs are as follows: $15.00 for NAFE Members and Affiliates; $30.00 for members of the NSPE not included in NAFE membership; $45.00 for all others. Requests should be sent to Mary Ann Cannon, Executive Secretary, NAFE, 1420 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2794.

Comments by Readers
Comments by readers are invited, and, if deemed appropriate, will be published. Send to: Mary Ann Cannon, Executive Secretary, 1420 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2794. Comments can also be sent via email to

Material published in this Journal, including all interpretations and conclusions contained in papers, articles, and presentations, are those of the specific author or authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers® (NAFE) or its members.

© 2021 National Academy of Forensic Engineers® (NAFE). ISSN: 2379-3252


Peer Reviewers


Emails have gone out for the Peer Reviewers for the last two editions of the Journal. Going forward, we will not wait until a paper is published. By the end of August all peer review work for remaining unpublished papers will be documented and emailed, regardless of when the review was conducted. In the future we will be issuing out credit for Peer Review work every June and December. This will give Reviewers timely documentation for their work for the Journal.

If you worked on a paper published in the last two editions of JotNAFE and have not received an email, please contact me at Some of the emails have bounced.

Peer reviewers are vital to our Journal. They conduct the detailed review of a paper's methods and citation. Many jurisdictions and organizations, including NAFE, give PDH credit for peer review work. If anyone wishes to be a peer reviewer, or has been a peer reviewer in the past but has not been active, please contact me and I'll update the roster.

Bart Kemper
Editor In Charge, JotNAFE

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Vol. 37 No. 1 (2020)
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Published: 2021-01-08

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