NAFEA was established with the primary mission to serve as the professional association of forensic entomologists and those interested in the science of forensic entomology. NAFEA strives to provide a venue for the presentation of research, casework, and cooperative ideas on forensic entomology. To accomplish its organizational mission, NAFEA has the following objectives:
To promote the recognition of forensic entomology as an important component of the criminal justice system.
To exchange ideas and information within the field of forensic entomology and to foster friendship and co-operation among various scientists, law enforcement agencies, and the public throughout the world.
To encourage a high level of scientific and professional rigor in the field of forensic entomology, by drafting, maintaining and encouraging standard methods and
practices for North American forensic entomologist.
To facilitate the incorporation of current research and technical development into
established, existing and future practice in forensic entomology.
To provide a published outlet in the form of a professional newsletter or journal for current research and technological advances in the field of forensic entomology.
To provide a medium through which ethics of those practicing forensic entomology will be maintained.