Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $638,700)
The goal of this project is to continue the delivery of the NIJ-funded Latent Print Examiner Training Program to an additional cohort group of entry level pattern evidence practitioners. The objective of this training is to provide a comprehensive 11-course training program for up to 15 entry-level latent print examiners. Each student will receive a total of 400 hours of classroom-based training. An additional 6 to 10 hours of online pre- and post-coursework will be assigned for each of the 11 courses. Five 2-week classroom based sessions will be held every other month.