Upcoming Impression Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) is planning to host the Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium from August 25-27, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas.

If you are an impression, pattern, or trace evidence expert, the symposium is the ideal place to explore new developments, technologies, and technical advancements.

  • Organizers are planning the meeting around several tracks:
  • Fingerprints, Footwear and Bloodstains
  • Fibers, Paint, Tape and Cordage
  • Firearms, Toolmarks, Biometrics and Digital Photography
  • Statistics, Testimony and Report Handling
The symposium will consist of combined plenary sessions and breakout lectures, workshops, poster sessions and panel discussions.
The call for abstracts is open now!
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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.