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Evolution of Fingerprint Practices and Implications to Litigation
Join us for an informative webinar presented by fingerprint expert Mr. Henry Swofford as he discusses the Evolution of Fingerprint Practices and Implications to Litigation.

This presentation will: (i) provide a broad overview of key issues related to traditional fingerprint examination practices raised by various scientific committees over the last decade, (ii) summarize salient findings from major research studies (e.g., black-box error rate studies) and their implications, (iii) discuss general trends and recently developed standards and best practice recommendations proposed by the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science Friction Ridge Subcommittee, and (iv) highlight key areas to focus on during litigation of fingerprint evidence.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-CP-BX-K006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sep 28, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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