Resources & References

You can learn more about this topic at the websites and publications listed below.

Resources

International Association for Identification (IAI) Latent Print Certification

International Association for Identification Latent Prints/Fingerprint Identification/AFIS FAQs

International Association for Identification Tenprint Fingerprint Certification

International Association for Identification Tenprint Fingerprint FAQs

Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST)

SWGFAST Documents

Fingerprint Patterns, Forensic Magazine, June 2012

The Fingerprint Sourcebook, SWGFAST, August 2011

References

Cherry, M., and Imwinkelried, E. “A Cautionary Note About Fingerprint Analysis and Reliance on Digital Technology”, Judicature Volume 89, Number 6 May–June 2006. (accessed 3/6/2012).

Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis, Latent Print Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice through a Systems Approach, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2012.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Investigation Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System website (accessed 4/3/2012).

Federal Bureau of Investigation (J. Edgar Hoover), The Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses, Project Gutenberg EBook, 2006 (accessed 4/3/2012).

Fingerprint Training Manual, Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Identification Services Section, Revised December 1993.

Fingerprinting website (accessed 3/5/2012).

Laboratory Physical Evidence Bulletin #10: “Latent Prints,”, Quality Documents Program.

Lyle, D.P., M.D. “Chapter 12: Fingerprints: A Handy Identification Tool,” Forensics: A Guide for Writers (Howdunit), Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, OH (2008), pp. 269–284.

Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST), Standard for Friction Ridge Digital Imaging, ver. 1.1, September 14, 2009.

Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST), Standard Terminology of Friction Ridge Examination, ver. 3, February 11, 2011.

Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST), Standards for Examining Friction Ridge Impressions and Resulting Conclusions, ver. 1.0, September 13, 2011.

Triplett, M. Fingerprint Dictionary

The Fingerprint Sourcebook, Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST), et al. August 2011.

The Science of Fingerprints, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1990.

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to thank the following for their invaluable contributions to this forensic guide:

John P. Black, CLPE, CFWE, CSCSA, Senior Consultant, Ron Smith and Associates

Scott Campbell, CSCSA, Senior Consultant, Ron Smith and Associates

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