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Fingerprint Identification - Basic (Texas Forensic Associates)

Class Length: 40 hours
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DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for criminal justice personnel, officers, and laboratory technicians who work with fingerprints and is designed for beginners.  No experience is necessary.  The objective is to train the student in fingerprint pattern recognition and to compare and identify fingerprints.  Instruction on the history of fingerprints, basic physiology of friction ridge information, the taking of inked fingerprints, basic tools/methodology used in fingerprint comparison and basic courtroom testimony dealing with enhanced punishment (pen packet testimony) is included.

  • Introduction to fingerprints
  • fingerprint history
  • fingerprint physiology
  • fingerprint definitions
  • fingerprint pattern identification
  • fingerprint pattern interpretation
  • fingerprint pattern comparison
  • recording inked fingerprint impressions
  • courtroom testimony & demeanor
  • introduction to AFIS 

PREREQUISITES

None

COURSE COST

$495

SPECIAL NOTES

This course does not include work with latent prints.

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