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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.

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Call for Papers Winter 2022 Meeting


Abstract submission for the NAFE Winter 2022 meeting is now open through September 30. If you have a forensic engineering "lesson learned" to share, please consider developing a paper for the Journal. We will be seeking 8 papers plus 2 "in reserve".  The ones selected for "reserve" will be based on redundancy with others (i.e., two auto accidents).  Any paper selected as "reserve" and not needed is automatically accepted for the following conference.   As a registered user, you can search the Journal archives to see if the topic has been addressed before.  As long as you have a new aspect to present, it will be considered. You can find the requirements and guidance by using the "Make a submission" button, and you can review papers from the last few years to get a better feel for what a successful paper is. I look forward to reviewing your abstract.

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Vol. 38 No. 1 (2021)
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Published: 2021-07-25

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