06/25/15 Updated advertisers on bottom of main page
02/27/15 Posted advertisers to bottom of main page and articles page
02/11/15 Posted NIST Research Study Reliability of the ACE-V Process: Accuracy & Precision in Latent Fingerprint Examinations
03/17/14 Posted Improving the Understanding and the Reliability of the Concept of "Sufficiency" in Friction Ridge Examination - By Cedric Neumann, Christophe Champod, Mina Yoo, Thibault Genessay, Glenn Langenburg -December 2013
01/10/14 Posted U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-ever National Commission on Forensic Science
08/28/13 Posted link to announcement for National Commission on Forensic Science articles on main page and link to updated Home Office Fingermark Visualisation Manual on Processing Page
04/03/13 Posted Latent Print Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice through a Systems Approach-- The Report of the Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis February 2012
05/04/12 Posted NIST Funded Study "Specific Heat Capacity Thermal Function of the Cyanoacrylate Fingerprint Development Process", 2012
04/29/12 Posted “New Insight into the Chemical Improvement of Shoeprints and Fingerprints Placed with Blood on Non-Porous Surfaces” by Theo Velders
04/25/12 Posted "Do fingerprint ridges and characteristics within ridges change with pressure?" A definitive study on the unreliable reproducibility of level 3 ridge features during the act of touch
03/10/12 Updated A proposed objective Qualitative and Quantitative Individualization Standard weighted on the clarity of ridge features. Based upon Locard's tripartite rule.
02/23/12 Posted Latent Print Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice through a Systems Approach -The Report of the Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis-Feb 2012 & A consolidated list of annotated bibliographic references of published research related to latent print analysis - SWGFAST response to questions posed by Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation Inter-Agency Working Group under the NSTC Forensic Science subcommittee
12/28/11 Posted link to the June 2011 NIJ Conference - Panel Discussion on "Human Factors in Latent Print Examination"
10/01/11 Posted Two Articles Regarding - Weight Based Evaluations of Friction Ridge Impressions From The Frequency of Various Ridge Events/Characteristics
07/25/11 Posted link to- The fingerprint "Source Book" March 2011
06/04/11 Posted A Review of the FBI's Progress in Responding to the Recommendation in the OIG Report on the Brandon Mayfield Case - June 2011
03/04/11 Posted Article "The Need For a Research Culture In The Forensic Sciences"
02/19/11 Posted a discussion on "A Matter of Standards" by Arie Zeelenberg- Netherlands Senior Advisor Fingerprints National Police Service, February 16, 2011
12/22/10 Posted link to Senator Leahy's press release to introduce forensics reform legislation in 112th Congress
12/08/10 Posted A complete resource for NAS report, Congressional hearings, and the resulting Presidential Commission of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
9/13/10 Posted SWGFAST combined friction ridge methodology and standards for conclusion documents into one draft for comment entitled
"STANDARDS FOR EXAMINING FRICTION RIDGE IMPRESSIONS AND RESULTING CONCLUSIONS" This and other drafts for comment are available at www.swgfast.org
8/06/10 Posted IAI Resolution 2010-18 -7/16/10 - Rescinding resolutions forbidding probabilistic conclusions on friction ridge conclusions
12/26/09 Posted link to Stochastics - "The real science behind forensic pattern identification"
11/05/09 Posted link to 2009 NIJ Grant to develop a quantitative approach to measuring and establishing a standard for "sufficiency" of information available in friction ridge (fingerprint) patterns, and
US v. Hamza Keita - October 30, 2009 - Motion to Exclude Latent Fingerprint Testimony - Challenge Based primarily on the findings of the NAS and the U.S. OIG Mayfield reports
11/23/09 Posted Final NAS Report on front page
9/26/09 Posted Link to 2009 Scottish Public Inquiry of the McKee Case
Quantitative Assessment Of Individuality Of Friction Ridge Patterns
- A federally funded study by
- A federally funded study bySargur N. Srihari - 3/20/09
Appellate Court of
4/11/09 Posted Link to Forensic Science For The 21st Century - The National Academy of Sciences Report and Beyond - Conference
3/26/09 Posted NAS Congressional Testimony on Front Page
2/21/09 Posted on link page - INTERPOL Fingerprint Research Information
2/18/09 Posted link to the NAS report on the front page "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward"
1/19/09 Posted abstract from another study about the unreliability of pores in identification
10/17/08 Posted LA Times Article regarding LAPD errors
8/22/08 Added FBI presentation at the 2008 IAI Conference "The State of The FBI Laboratory's Latent Print Operation - Four Years After Madrid" - Thanks to onin.com download the PowerPoint
7/28/08 Posted link to Henry Templeman's work on "Fingerprint Individualization Based on Relevant Fingerprint Population and Likelihood for Duplication"
7/21/08 Posted two recent Simon Cole Articles
5/6/08 Posted CBS report on "Weighing Fingerprints As Forensic Evidence"
to blame for Maryland Judge's Decision -
November 8, 2007 by Crime Lab Report
10/21/07 Posted Maryland vs Bryan Rose ruling from May 2007 Frye Hearing "The State did not prove in this case that opinion testimony by experts regarding the ACE-V method of latent print identification rests on a reliable factual foundation"
10/3/07 Posted link Identifying The Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community View National Academy of Sciences Presentations from these 2007 meetings
9/27/07 Posted Oregon District Court Judge Ann Aiken held in Brandon Mayfield, et al. v. the United States of America, that two sections of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act amended under the Patriot Act are unconstitutional
8/10/07 Posted Infrared Imaging of Blood Impressions - Testing and infrared imaging to visualize blood impressions on black socks as seen on Court TV coverage of the OJ Simpson Trial
7/31/07 Posted Amanda Atkins 2007 IAI presentation - Developing bloody latent prints on dark surfaces
6/28/07 SWGFAST forms the Tenprint Standing Committee and seeks applicants for membership - final filing date 8/31/07
3/18/07 Added links to : 1) Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging for Noninvasive Detection of Latent Fingerprints
11/9/06 Added "Historical Development and Evaluation of the 12 point rule", and the
1972 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, An Analysis of Standards In Fingerprint Identification
5/31/06 Added link to National Academy of Sciences November 2005 Sackler Colloquia on forensic sciences
3/24/06 Added link to download selective chapters of the OIG Full Unclassified Report
3/17/06 Added page containing Mayfield, Daoud, and the latent images from the OIG final report
3/2/06 Added link to Dr. I.E. DROR articles on Contextual effect on individualizations
12/23/05 Added link to the FBI committee report on the misidentification of a latent print
4/28/05 Added statement of sufficiency on the index page
2/15/05 Added Sourcebook Request for chapter authors
1/10/05 Added link to Utah Appellate Quintana decision
11/26/04 Added Link on processing techniques page for study on DNA & fingerprints on cartridges