The most valuable evidence that an investigator can obtain from the crime scene is the fingerprints of the suspect. Fingerprints have been established and accepted as infallible means of personal identification and it has been this way for centuries. In fact, fingerprints are the only positive identification that is used throughout the world.
This online course teaches the basics of the 3 types of fingerprint patterns--L.A.W--loops, arches, and whorls. These patterns are the foundation and cornerstone of personal identification.
Unlock the secrets of fingerprint identification and embark on an exciting career in forensic science. Our Introduction to Fingerprint Identification online course is designed for aspiring fingerprint examiners and crime scene investigators. By taking this course, you'll gain access to cutting-edge techniques, expert insights, and practical exercises that will put you on the fast track to success.
Working knowledge of fingerprint basics prepares the student for a fingerprint position in a law enforcement agency or forensic agency.
instructor-led live lectures
certificate of completion
This 4 week, live lecture class is designed to introduce the student to the classification of fingerprints. It will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to classify fingerprints.
students with limited basic fingerprint experience and knowledge
law enforcement professionals looking to pivot to a forensic position
criminal justice students
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
Recall the history of fingerprints
Describe the basic concepts of ink-to-ink comparison and identification
Demonstrated ability to take legible fingerprint standards