Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course

    • Course Introduction

  • 2

    Reading Materials

    • Module Introduction

    • The Fingerprint Sourcebook (Chapters 1, 4-6, 9 and 13)

    • Ashbaugh Chapter 2

    • The Science of Fingerprints (Chapters 1-4, 8-10)

    • Measuring What Latent Fingerprint Examiners Consider Sufficient Information for Individualization Determinations

    • Accuracy and Reliability of Forensic Latent Fingerprint Decisions

    • Discriminability of Fingerprints of Twins

    • OSAC Documents

    • Course Powerpoints

  • 3

    Examination Methods and Foundations

    • Introduction to Fingerprints

    • Latent Print History

    • Fingerprint Patterns

    • Obtaining Quality Exemplar Impressions

  • 4

    Pattern Interpretation

    • Exercise Introduction

    • Suitability Worksheet

    • Practical Exercise 1

    • Practical Exercise 1 Review

    • Fingerprint Pattern Exercise

    • Fingerprint Patterns: Quiz

    • Fingerprint Pattern Exercise 2

    • Fingerprint Pattern Exercise 2 Submission

  • 5

    Classification and Comparison

    • Henry Classification System Introduction

    • Henry Classification System

    • Henry Classification System- Primary

    • Henry Classification System- Secondary and Subsecondary

    • Henry Classification System- Major and Key

    • Search Smart

    • Comparison Practical Exercise 1

    • Comparison Practical Exercise 1 Submission

    • Comparison Practical Exercise 2

    • Comparison Practical Exercise 2 Submission

    • Comparison Practical Exercise 3

    • Comparison Practical Exercise 3 Submission

  • 6

    Course Testing and Completion

    • Course Test Intro

    • Pattern Type Quiz

    • Written Quiz

    • Course Completion