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Last approved: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:26:11 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:31:47 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Science (FORS)
Fingerprint Comparisons
Fingerprint Comparisons
Spring 2016
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FORS 6215

Kelly Talebian (nee Clarke)
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In-depth study of analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification (ACE-V) methodology; assessing the quality and quantity of information and establishing a tolerance for comparison using the effects of distortion; uniqueness and persistence; anatomy and embryology of friction ridge skin. Laboratory fee.
1. Discuss and explain the ACE-Y methodology and its application for friction ridge analysis 2. Determine various factors affecting the appearance of a latent print 3. Demonstrate distortion and its role in latent examination 4. Discuss the analysis, comparison, and evaluation of palm prints 5. Discuss the analysis, comparison, and evaluation of tips, sides, and lower joints 6. Develop comparing smart mechanisms and how to recognize complex prints 7. Discuss the biological aspects of friction ridge skin, including the structure, form, and function 8. Explain the process of skin regeneration and wound healing and their role in friction ridge development 9. Discuss the complex interaction of environmental and genetic factors that influence friction ridge skin development 10. Conduct a full ACE-V examination on friction ridge impressions
This is one of three non-overlapping fingerprint examination courses.
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This course is required of all students of the Certificate in Latent Print Examination and the Master of Forensic Sciences with a concentration in Friction Ridge Analysis, as well as the Master of Science with a concentration in Friction Ridge Analysis.

Location: Mt. Vernon Campus
Frequency of Offering: Fall and Spring semesters.
Term offered: Spring 2016

vweedn (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:41:57 GMT): This is one of three courses that are the core of our new proposed MFS in Friction Ridge Analysis degree.
jbb (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:05:48 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus must include elements listed at
gharris (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:10:39 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus gives "FORS 6215" as a prerequisite, whereas courseleaf request g "science of fingerprints" as recommended background. Which is correct? Also, syllabus does not include the required class schedule with topics(s) to be covered at each meeting.ives
vweedn (Tue, 27 Oct 2015 22:28:48 GMT): This is a required course for us. Prof Robinson has tried to address all the issues for which the proposal was returned. Some of this information is in his comments section, where he did not find where to enter it above. Weedn
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