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FORS 6215 : Science of Fingerprints
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:07:15 GMT
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Forensic Sciences (FORS)
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CSI-MFS: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI-MS: Crime Scene Investigation
FORI-GC: Forensic Investigation
: Graduate Certificate in Latent Print Examination
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In The Catalog Prerequisites:
FORS 6217 : Fingerprint Comparisons
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Science (FORS)
Long Course Title
Science of Fingerprints
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Science of Fingerprints
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Shelly Brazelle. Christine Davis
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A general overview of the history and biology of and principles underlying the science of fingerprints. Latent print development methods, recording, classification, and methodology of comparison of fingerprints and palm prints to include latent prints. Subject matter is covered at an introductory level; additional study is required to develop expertise as a latent fingerprint examiner.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Record major case prints using the inking method.
2. Determine the correct pattern type of an inked fingerprints.
3. Determine the primary and secondary Henry classification of a tenprint card.
4. Discuss and demonstrate the ACE-V methodology in its use to reach decisions in the
5. Discuss a brief history of the fingerprint science in terms of scientific research and law
6. Explain the underlying principles of uniqueness and persistence of the fingerprint
science in terms of the biological development of friction ridge skin.
7. Determine the basic development processes used to develop latent prints on porous and
8. Explain the general criteria for Daubert and its role in fingerprint testimony.
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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
This course is one of three non-overlapping courses on fingerprint examination.
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