Palm Print Searching and Comparison (6 hours)
This practical heavy workshop will start by going over the anatomy of palms and general features of the friction ridges and creases. Searching clues will be used to discuss different latent prints and their possible orientation and locations. Students will use the anatomy, general features, and searching clues to locate increasingly smaller areas of palm prints. Lastly, all will be put to work to search actual latent prints.
Attendees are encouraged to bring loops or a computer for comparison exercises.
Mallory Webb graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health Science and a minor in Forensic Science from Purdue University. She has been employed by the Indiana State Police (ISP) since 2012 as a Forensic Scientist in the Latent Print Identification Unit. Mallory is an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner, an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Certified Technical Assessor, and an ISP Electronic Evidence Custodian. She is the point of contact for all electronic case submissions. Mallory has presented for the IAI and her local division of the IAI, Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS), as well as numerous other conferences and agencies.