Examination of Friction Ridge Impressions (06/29/21)
Jun 29, 2021
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Instructor: Alice White
Any discussion of training, testing, technical review, conflict resolution, process improvement, and errors must first start with an adequate description of the ACE-V process. Over the years, the comparison process has frequently been over-simplified to Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Details with “agreement” and “disagreement” during a side by side comparison. This over-simplification leaves tremendous gaps in the examination process. Those gaps become pitfalls for the analysts.
Alice White will present a more nuanced discussion of the ACE-V process that provides a pathway for the development of training programs and quality management systems. This discussion of the examination process will include: 1) definitions of the macroscopic and microscopic features available in friction ridge impressions; 2) expected discriminating power of each macroscopic and microscopic feature based on embryological development or random acquisition; 3) sources of variation in appearance (distortion) of each macroscopic and microscopic feature; and 4) the useful (and necessary) heuristics analysts must learn in order to effectively examine friction ridge impressions.
For casework examiners, the numerous examples of the various friction ridge features and their variations in appearance will serve as a vital reference. For technical leaders and managers, the more nuanced discussion of the ACE-V process will open pathways for the improvement of training programs and quality management systems.
- The attendee will be able to describe those friction ridge skin features that are developmentally stable in the human population.
- The attendee will be able to describe those friction ridge skin features that are most affected by developmental noise.
- The attendee will be able to list the activities required to establish useful schema for the examination of friction ridge impressions.
- The attendee will be able to indicate the conclusions that can be rendered from macroscopic and microscopic features.
- The attendee will be able to identify factors that affect the appearance of macroscopic and microscopic features.
- The attendee will be able to indicate factors that cause variation in the suitability decision.
- The attendee will be able to identify conditions that make the comparison process more or less difficult.
- The attendee will be able to recognize the impact of human factors on decisions.
- The attendee will be able to identify the proposed OSAC conclusions.
- The attendee will be able to describe the sources of similarities and differences in impressions from the same source and different sources.
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Assessing Learning Outcomes (a.k.a. Quiz)
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Please contact Alice White via email at Alice@EvolveForensics.com