Fingerprints: Detecting the Undetected
March 28 - March 30
This three-day (24 hour) Fingerprints: Detecting the Undetected training course includes comprehensive training on the mechanical and chemical processing of fingerprint evidence along with photography workshops that include specialized lighting techniques and use of forensic light sources to visualize and photographically record fingerprint evidence.
This course will incorporate a large portion of hands-on practical’s and is intended for crime scene investigators/technicians, forensic or lab technicians and officers/detectives/investigators at any stage in their career. Students will learn a wide range of processing techniques for discovering and documenting fingerprints on various surface types while additionally, learning to take quality 10-prints and major case prints that are suitable for booking, eliminations, and other uses.
The course will also introduce students to photographic and lighting techniques that are useful in the documentation of fingerprint evidence using macro, infrared and ultraviolet photography. Students should bring any digital camera equipment (camera, tripod, lenses, flash, UV flashlights, lens filters, flashlight) they use at their department.