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

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All times are Eastern Time unless noted otherwise.
Event Duration

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?

Event Type
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
Harvard Government Innovators Network
John Morgan, Ph.D.
RTI International
Michael Campbell
Ron Smith & Associates, Inc.
Carol Henderson
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law, Stetson University College of Law
Peter Komarinski
Automated Fingerprint Identification System Committee, International Association for Identification
Registration Status
Not Required
Free and open to all
Date Created: January 1, 2014