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Imprimus Forensic Services, LLC
POB 1532
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone: 847-804-8420
Fax: 847-439-7442

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Indiana Law Enforcement
Training Board
Provider #5000-56

U.S. Government
Registered Contractor
DUNS# 090683520
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Fingerprint Development & Recovery Workshop

3 Day Workshop

Workshop Summary

This is an intermediate level workshop designed to increase the effectiveness of the crime scene examiner in locating, documenting and recovering latent print evidence.  Topics addressed include the history and physiology of fingerprints, scene examination techniques and documentation and recovery procedures.

The student will work with a variety of processing methods to develop their skills in recovering prints from run of the mill as well as unusual surfaces.   Photography exercises provide the student with an excellent opportunity to sharpen their photographic skills. As with all of our programs that utilize photography, student's photos are printed and returned to them during the class. Instructors review the photos with the students and where necessary, offer suggestions for improvement. The photo exercises include general scene photography, close-up and macro photography and time exposure photography of fluorescent prints.

  • Fingerprint History and Physiology
  • Conventional Development Techniques
  • Chemical Development Techniques
  • Safety Procedures
  • Unusual and Difficult Surfaces
  • Utilizing an Alternative Light Source
  • Approach to Crime Scene Exam
  • Documentation and Photography
  • Reporting and Recovery
  • Blood Contaminated Impressions
  • Obtaining Exemplars
  • AFIS & IAFIS Database Searches
  • Trace DNA vs. Fingerprints

Required Equipment

Attendees will need to bring a camera, tripod and off-camera flash.

Student Materials Preview

Preview PowerPoint Student Guide

Scheduled Programs

P.O. Box 1532 Arlington Heights, IL 60006 | Phone: 847.804.8420 | Fax: 847.439.7442

Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Provider #5000-56

U.S. Government Registered Contractor DUNS# 090683520

E-Mail: ifs@imprimus.net

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