Instructor: Angela Berry Course length: 40 hours
This forty-hour Basic Friction Ridge Analysis workshop is aimed at beginning latent or ten-print examiners. While the history of the use of friction ridge skin is discussed, the main topics include hands-on activities in areas such as recording major case prints, determining pattern types, analyzing unknown prints for comparison sufficiency, basic comparisons between known and unknown prints utilizing the ACE-V methodology, completing analysis reports using nomenclature common to the discipline and answering questions with ethics in mind.
This workshop will utilize handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and pre-made comparison packets. The student will need a magnifier and ridge counters.