Breaking NEWz you can UzE...
compiled by Jon Stimac
Jail Fingerprinting Agreement in Limbo
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Jun 14, 2006 ...commissioners are
surprised that deputies do not oversee fingerprinting at the Hernando
Schools Fight Fat with Fingerprinting
THE TIMES, UK - Jun 14, 2006 ...unhealthy eating habits
could be banished as pupils have their fingers scanned at the lunch
Alleged 1979 Rapist Freed
SUNDAY TIMES, SO AFRICA
- Jun 13, 2006 ...victim won't testify even
though police matched the suspect's fingerprints to those found at the
City May Track Fingerprints To Target Thieves
- Jun 13, 2006
...if you want to make a buck selling scrap metal, you
may have to leave your fingerprints behind...
Recent CLPEX Posting Activity
containing new posts
Moderated by Steve Everist
Square Peg. Round Hole.
David Fairhurst Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:53 pm
Recruiter looking for Latent Print Examiners
cdowns Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:44 pm
Dan Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:59 pm
Randy Parker Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:12 pm
Need advice about RTX(developed by Kenzoh Mashiko)
charliu Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:26 am
Job Announcement - Forensic Scientist - Latent Prints
Carl Speckels Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:33 pm
UPDATES ON CLPEX.com
Spent some time this week updating the
Bookstore (check out the available downloads of old Galton, Henry, and
Faulds books), added Guide to Fingerprint Identification by Henry
Updated the Reference page with Henry's Guide
we looked at the fourth oral evidence session in
the Justice1 Committee's inquiry into the Scottish Criminal Record Office..
Joe Polski brings us the June IAI Update
Journal of Forensic Identification
JFI Editor Alan McRoberts
plans to have the July/August JFI to all members before the upcoming Boston
Conference. Attendees will have the benefit of the information in this most
recent JFI before coming to Boston.
change to the JFI occurs with this issue. The editor, in consultation with
my office and Ron Smith and Associates, Inc., has moved the calendar of the
joint IAI/RS&A sponsored training calendar from the Addenda section to the
reverse side of the address label insert. This change will permit additions
and changes to the calendar to be included much later in the publishing
schedule. It will also permit easier copying and sharing of the calendar
with colleagues. Please check the back of your insert for the current
schedule of seminars. This will be a permanent change to the location of
the training calendar.
European Network of Forensic Science
Institutes (ENFSI) Meeting
The IAI has been invited
to attend the ENSFI meeting in Helsinki, Finland later in June. Fourth Vice
President Vici Inlow will attend and represent the IAI at that meeting.
Prior to that meeting, two other events of significance will occur.
The International Forensics Summit (TIFS) workshop will be held on June 13th
during which representatives from the leading forensic organizations
worldwide will discuss matters of international interest including
communication, standard setting and other issues of mutual concern. The
goals of the workshop are to:
Establish a mission, vision,
framework and mechanism for an international forensic alliance
Begin the development a
strategic plan for TIFS
Establish a mechanism to share
information via a web site
Establish an operational
forensic science manager’s global working group
Establish a mechanism for the
participation of “service/support providers” in the international forensic
Establish a mechanism to
identify forensic science education and research needs and other
professional collaborations on a global scale
In addition, a website will be designed and
implemented to give an Internet presence to the TIFS.
Another pre-meeting to the ENSFI event will be held on June 12th.
That meeting is jointly hosted by the FBI Laboratory and the Forensic
Science Service of Great Britain. An excerpt from the announcement follows:
The goals of this mini-form are to: 1) Critically identify gaps in
foundations of scientific practices; 2) foster relationships to effectively
leverage resources both intellectually and economically; 3) develop
strategies for better communication internationally for terminology and peer
review; 4) exchange and assess research and development and current
practices; and 4) establish mechanisms for collaboration to avoid
duplication of efforts. The disciplines to be addressed are: 1) latent
prints; 2) documents (handwriting); 3) impressions (toolmarks, shoes, tires
etc.); and 4) trace evidence (hairs and fibers).
Vici has also registered to attend this mini-forum and we look forward to
her report of its activities. It is worthy of note that the IAI itself was
not invited to participate in this event although Vici plans to attend and
represent our membership.
The IAI must actively participate in these kinds of meetings and continue to
represent the interests of our members to the world community.
information about these meetings will be provided after Vici returns and
issues her report.
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