SCIAI originated with a group of 12 individuals in 1969 and received it's charter on July 29, 1971.
meetings were held in Columbia,
SC or at the SCCJA. Hickory Knob
State Park and Santee State Park
were meeting places for early Annual Conferences.
SCIAI was formed for
the following reasons:
- To associate persons who are actively engaged
in the business of identification, investigation and scientific crime
detection into an organized body so that the profession in all its
branches may be standardized and effectively and scientifically
- To encourage the enlargement and improvement
of the science of forensic identification and crime detection.
- To encourage research work in scientific
- To keep its members apprised of the latest
techniques and discoveries in crime detection.
provide training, education and the publication of information in all
forensic science disciplines represented by this association.