Breaking NEWz you can UzE...
compiled by Jon Stimac
RCMP to Electronically Transmit Fingerprint Records
- Aug 31, 2007
was created to meet growing demands in for fingerprint identification
in criminal, civil, immigration and international needs...
First Scotland Venue to Fingerprint –
PUBLICAN, UK - Aug 30, 2007
...fingerprint ID is well-established in English clubs, yet this will
be first in Scotland’s biggest city...
A Break for CSI
TIMMINS DAILY PRESS, CANADA
- Aug 28, 2007
...if any section within the Timmins Police has benefited from moving
into an expansive new building, it’s forensics...
Forensic Autopsy--A Body of Clues
2007 ...crime scene evidence comes in many
forms...fingerprints on a glass or door knob...
Recent CLPEX Posting Activity
containing new posts
Moderated by Steve Everist
Here We Go Again: Objective Vs
Charles Parker 193 Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:23 am
The Lockerbie Connection.
Iain McKie 18459 Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:35 pm
South Africa - The experts speak
Iain McKie 152 Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:36 pm
Ernie Hamm 409 Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:51 pm
Stitched vs Singular Live Scan Palm Images
Boyd Baumgartner 299 Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:22 pm
Charles Parker 173 Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:04 pm
Submission of evidence for latent print examination
Danny L. Harness 174 Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:00 pm
They Walk Among Us
Charles Parker 1307 Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:09 pm
Coffey Rules on Reconsideration of Langill Decision
steve ostrowski 2507 Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:11 pm
Footprint (Friction Ridge) Comparison
Charles Parker 911 Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:09 am
Charles Parker 406 Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:52 am
UPDATES ON CLPEX.com
Updated the RSW-Plus Training Page with new dates.
Updated the Fingerprint Interest Group web page with FIG # 11.
We introduced Charlie Parker's Fingerprint
Interest Group (FIG) distortion examples. There will be a new example
posted each week with a reference in the Weekly Detail.
we look at the Ridgeology
Science Plus! workshop.
Ridgeology Science Workshop -
This workshop is a 40-hour course that provides the same format as Glenn's "Ridgeology
Science Workshop," with a new twist: he has brought with him a second
instructor! Josh will be equipped with a scanner and laptop to provide each
student with one-on-one help with difficult comparisons, as they are working
their comparison exercises.
The class combines detailed lecture on the scientific bases for friction
ridge identification with intense practical exercises emphasizing correct
comparison techniques. Lecture topics include the philosophy and “ACE-V”
methodology of comparing and identifying latent prints. Students are
equipped to explain the reasons behind the fundamental principles of
permanence and individuality through a special emphasis on human
embryological friction ridge development and friction ridge skin structure.
Training is also given in the recognition of ridge pattern “clues” to help
students identify which finger or which area of skin made a particular
latent impression. Related topics include an introduction to "Daubert"
issues, the recent US v. Plaza ruling, permanent intentional fingerprint
mutilation and non-friction ridge skin comparison and identification.
This is an excellent course to help the student prepare for the IAI
certification exam. Comparison exercises using real inked prints and latent
lifts reinforce the lectures. Students do not automatically work on the same
exercises. Each student is evaluated and assigned personal exercises that
are challenging, but achievable. Individual attention is given during
exercise periods. It is an ideal class, even for senior examiners who desire
to increase their speed and accuracy in doing latent print comparisons.
This training is also valuable for AFIS technicians who lack traditional
latent print comparison training or experience. Students learn how to
evaluate friction ridge features ignored by AFIS and how to use those
features in searching inked prints and making identifications.
This is an intermediate level class. Although every effort will be made to
accommodate persons new to the field, some foundation in latent print
matters is strongly recommended prior to taking the class. Students are
expected to be familiar with fingerprint terminology and should also be
doing some latent print comparisons on the job. Each student must bring a
latent print comparison magnifier(s) and ridge counters.
About the Instructors:
Glenn Langenburg is currently employed by the
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as a certified latent print
examiner and crime scene investigator. Glenn earned a BS in Forensic Science
from Michigan State University in 1993 and a MS in Analytical Chemistry in
1999 from the University of Minnesota. Currently he is a PhD candidate in
the Forensic Science program at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His
thesis research involves the statistical analysis of fingerprint comparison
Josh Bergeron is an IAI certified latent print examiner and a member of the
Minnesota BCA crime scene team. He graduated from Concordia College in
Moorhead, MN, where he received an ACS (American Chemical Society)
Chemistry, Bachelor of Arts degree. He has been an instructor of basic and
advanced latent fingerprint courses since 2001, has conducted research on
the development of bloody fingerprints on dark surfaces, and has published
work in the JFI. His most recent research involves developing a fluorescent
superglue and using liquid nitrogen to separate duct tape.
The last course of 2007 will be presented in Mesa, Arizona from December 10
through 14. The course is already over half full, so fax a
http://www.foridents.com/register.php registration form to (520)
514-7766, or contact
Bonnie@foridents.com or (888) 235-1230 for additional details.
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