Identification of suspects through fingerprint comparison is critical to many investigations. This course reinforces fundamental principles of fingerprint comparison and guides participants through the ACE-V Methodology (Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, and Verification). Emphasis is placed on activities where participants demonstrate their ability to identify levels of details in impressions, complete fingerprint classifications according to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Henry Classification systems, and conduct sufficiency for comparison exercises. The course culminates with a series of final activities where participants conduct comparisons of latents to exemplars (for both fingerprints and palm prints) to reinforce the concepts learned in the course.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements TFSA Latent Print Comparison I Course #40066.
Please fax documents to (979) 862-2788 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to class start date.
Course Completion Requirements
- Participants should bring a magnification loupe (fingerprint magnifier) and pointers for use in the course activities
TopicsLegal and Administrative Issues Related to Friction Skin Comparison+Friction Skin Development+Levels of Detail+Taking Known Exemplars+Classification Systems+The ACE-V Methodology+Documentation+Court Issues
- Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel
Continuing Education and Professional Credits4 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)