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Advanced ACE-V Applications for Fingerprint Examiners
From Monday, June 26 2017
To Friday, June 30 2017
Every day

Description: This is a more advanced and complex course, with some assumption that the student has previously been exposed to the basics of Ridgeology, ACE-V, Daubert issues, distortions and complex analyses.  Ideally the student will have a minimum of 2 years in latent print work or 8 years in 10-print work.  The course deals with complex issues such as “uncertainty”,  “error rates”, “cognitive bias” and “complex distortions”.  As such students should come prepared to hear new views and see new research on these topics.  This course is recommended by the instructor and Ron Smith & Associates, Inc. for agencies dealing with issues of meeting accreditation requirements specifically related to documenting and understanding the process of ACE-V or finding new ways to deal with the criticisms in the 2009 NAS report of forensic sciences.

Location: Massachusetts State Police-Crime Scene Services 124 Action St, Maynard MA 01754
Contact: Det Lt Robin Fabry, 857-377-3041 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it www.ronsmithandassociates.com

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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.

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