Fingerprint Processing on Difficult Surfaces

This online course prepares participants to be able to identify and select proper fingerprint processing techniques for difficult surfaces encountered in the field. Participants will learn about the three types of difficult surfaces and the associated processing techniques. All information will be tied together in a final activity whereby the participant will simulate the collection of a fingerprint from a piece of evidence identified as a difficult surface.

Course syllabus:

  1. Types of Difficult Surfaces

  2. Latent Print Development – Textured, Curved, & Adhesive Surfaces

  3. Latent Print Recovery