Final. - [United States] : [publisher not identified], 27 February 2017. [Rockville, Maryland] : [National Criminal Justice Reference Service]
Book — 1 online resource (47 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
"There is currently no widely-used standard method of detailed documentation of the latent print examination process: how or whether examiners annotate what they use as the basis for their conclusions varies widely among agencies, and when examiners do document their work, there is extensive interexaminer variation because there is no uniform training in feature-level documentation. There is a need for greater standardization of documentation through more rigorous and consistent training, and through tools for operational casework. ACEware seeks to address that problem by providing a platform for standards-based detailed annotation of the latent print examination process. ACEware is an innovative software tool for use in training new latent print examiners in standard, reproducible documentation of examination -- as well as for use by experienced case-working latent print examiners in documenting actual casework. ACEware builds upon the Universal Latent Workstation (ULW), which allows users to create, edit, view, and manage latent fingerprint transactions. ACEware extends ULW by providing functionality that supports both instructor-led and self-led training, extending its functionality for non-AFIS casework, and providing the capability to create standardized data sets for research and training. Because ACEware documentation is based on an international standard -- the ANSI/NIST Extended Feature Set -- detailed documentation of a complex latent print examination can be exchanged with other examiners, or archived for future review. ACEware is being developed by Noblis in collaboration and consultation with several Federal, state, and local law enforcement partners."--
The purpose of this basic-science research project was to expand on successfully completed proof-of-concept experiments by, first, determining the scientific basis of and the application of columnar thin films (CTFs) to capture friction ridge, detail found in latent fingerprints on nonporous forensically relevant textured substrates and then to compare CTF development of fingerprints with commonly employed fingerprint development techniques used for that purpose.