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"Essential" Education: IAI Conference to Teach, Train, Challenge –
FORENSIC MAGAZINE - July 18, 2007
...more forensic professionals are preparing to attend the IAI's
conference than any other of its previous 91 gatherings...
Little Evidence that Popular Crime Show Influences Real Cases
CBC NEWS, CANADA
2007 ..."CSI" has done little to make the justice system
more efficient in reality, a Montreal criminologist says...
Fingerprint Scan Nabs Immigrant
Wanted on Federal Warrant –
HOLLISTON TAB, MA
2007 ...while running his fingerprints
through the department's Live Scan system, police determined the man
had given officers a false name...
FBI Films High-tech Fingerprinting
LA DAILY NEWS, CA
- July 15, 2007
...the crew filmed deputies using a portable fingerprinting device
that connects in the field with a national database...
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UPDATES ON CLPEX.com
Updated the Detail Archives.
We looked at an article on the boiling technique
for re-hydration of deteriorated skin. Last week I also found out that
the dates for the DoD forensic conference were pushed forward, so I am back
"on" again for attendance at the IAI conference. Because of this, I
have been preparing my lecture topic and slides instead of
combining the 5-part process series into a single paper as I mentioned last
week. Due to the conference this week, it may yet be another week
after that before I can complete this task.
I'll include the link in the Detail when it is finally complete.
As the activities begin for
what will likely be the largest IAI conference ever, we look at the salaries
of fingerprint technicians, our ten-print / biometric examination services
counterparts in the larger criminal justice community. Next week we
will be discussing how the biometric community is converging with the latent
print / forensic community, and ten-print examination is currently at the
forefront of this convergence.
Fingerprint Technician Salary
The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics SEARCH
Group based in Sacramento, California provides information services to the
criminal justice community.
2007 marks SEARCH's 38th year as a multifaceted organization focused on
helping identify and solve the information management challenges facing
state and local justice and public safety agencies. More
SEARCH is governed by a Membership Group comprised of one gubernatorial
appointee from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eight at-large appointees selected by
SEARCH's Chair. More
Board of Directors
The 15-member Board, elected by the full Membership, provides general
oversight and translates corporate goals and objectives into program
directives and operating policies. More
All SEARCH Members serve on one of three Program Advisory Committees (PAC),
which work with staff to define Program-specific goals and to propose and
implement projects. More
Fingerprint Technician Classification and
During the 2006 Criminal History Repository Operations Workshop,
questions arose regarding the salary and job requirements of fingerprint
technicians. Many of the workshop participants from state repositories
across the country had found difficulty in locating and maintaining a
workforce in this area. Other state representatives were in the process of
redefining job classifications and salary levels. As discussions became more
lengthy and detailed, SEARCH offered to undertake a more comprehensive
approach by sending a survey to all states on this topic.
At the end of December 2006, SEARCH staff sent a request to each state for
information on fingerprint technician job descriptions and duties, salary
ranges, advancement / employment levels, and other pertinent information.
With 23 states responding with fingerprint technician classification and
employment information, a collection of data on 88 job classification levels
is presented from 25 jurisdictions.
Reported entry-level fingerprint technician starting salaries ranged from
$15,313 / $17,754 (Montana and Oklahoma) to $33,587 / $34,000 (Arizona and
The collected data is presented within the following tables:
TABLE 1: REPORTED SALARIES FOR FINGERPRINT TECHNICIAN POSITIONS
2 other tables
showing qualifications, job descriptions, duties, advancement, shifts, and
other information are present in the online version of the study:
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