Novice latent print examiners must have a good foundation in the science of friction ridge skin to have a better understanding of latent print examination. This forty-hour Basic Latent Print Examination workshop is designed to help get the training process started for new examiners by introducing them to the terminology and concepts necessary to become a latent print examiner.
The Basic Latent Print Examination course is designed to introduce the student to the science of latent print examination. It will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct casework as a latent print examiner. By knowing the history of latent print examination, the biology of the friction ridge skin, levels of friction ridge skin detail, and proper ACE-V methodology it will help the student become more confident and a better expert in the latent print discipline.
Goals of the Workshop: This forty-hour workshop is designed to set the foundation for novice examiners who may not have had latent print training and are new to the science of latent print examination. Upon completion of this workshop, the student should gain knowledge of the history of latent print examination, an understanding of the philosophy of permanence, and uniqueness of the friction ridge skin, levels of friction ridge skin detail, proper ACE-V methodology techniques and understand requirements for admissibility standards for courtroom testimony. This information should assist the attendee by building the foundation for their career as a latent print examiner. The practical exercises are designed to reinforce the topics covered in the lecture each day of the class and progressively increase in difficulty.