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Fingerprint Identification: The Role of Research in Fortifying the Forensic Sciences

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Fingerprint technology is improving rapidly.  It is also more cost effective than DNA but is vastly underutilized.

This event, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice, assembled an expert panel to discuss the following Topic:

 * What are the barriers to maximizing the usefulness of fingerprints?

  • What does it take to be a good fingerprint analyst?
  • How do we better share AFIS (automated fingerprint information system) technology?
  • What are the emerging practical techniques and improvements?

Date Created: January 1, 2014