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Quantified Assessment of Contextual Information in Latent Friction Ridge Impression Analysis Related To Accuracy and Reliability of Subsequent Examiner Suitability Determinations

Award Information

Award #
2010-DN-BX-K270
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Awardee County
Harrison
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$452,050

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $452,050)

This project will study a little recognized aspect of latent print analysis, the determination of whether or not a latent print offers suitable data for identification of the source. This analytic task exists both within and without the examination proper. A natural and important determination that is made during Analysis1 is whether the impression presents sufficient detail to accomplish an individualization, should a clear source impression (the "record print") be available.

ca/ncf

Date Created: September 16, 2010