Graduate Certificate in Latent Print Examination
The graduate certificate in latent print examination trains students on the scientific methods behind fingerprint identification and how these methods apply to processing fingerprints. Ideal for aspiring latent print examiners, the program covers topics including the biological aspects of friction ridge skin, the ACE-V methodology for fingerprint evaluation, and the complex interaction of environmental and genetic factors that influence friction ridge skin development. Students also gain critical hands-on laboratory experience throughout the course of the program.
Graduates are uniquely qualified for latent print examiner positions. Forensic laboratories are increasingly seeking Latent Print Unit candidates with advanced degrees. Additionally, the program’s robust curriculum is designed to prepare students for the International Association for Identification (IAI) examination, which leads to certification as a Latent Print Examiner.
Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:18 credits, including 15 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.
|FORS 6207||Photography in the Forensic Sciences|
|FORS 6215||Science of Fingerprints|
|FORS 6216||Development of Latent Prints|
|FORS 6217||Fingerprint Comparisons|
|FORS 6219||Digital Image Processing|
|One of the following:|
|FORS 6203||Examination of Questioned Documents|
|FORS 6204||Firearms and Toolmark Identification|
|FORS 6251||Crime Scene Investigation I|
|FORS 6252||Crime Scene Investigation II|
|FORS 6255||Investigation of Child Abuse|
|FORS 6256||Forensic Pathology|
|FORS 6257||Medicolegal Death Investigation|
|Alternate courses may be selected with approval of advisor|