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Monday, October 1, 2007

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Lord Advocate 'tried to protect her predecessor' in McKie Inquiry SCOTSMAN, UK - Sept 30, 2007 ...Advocate lobbied to protect her predecessor from scrutiny in the forthcoming public inquiry into the McKie fingerprint scandal...

Fingerprinted & Fined: 10-Year Old Used Crayon on Wall DAILY EXPRESS, UK - Sept 29, 2007 ...fingerprinted by the police and fined 40 after marking a neighbor's wall...

Mayfield Ruling Echoes Throughout Blogosphere  OREGONIAN, OR - Sept 27, 2007 ...federal judge's rejection of a key portion of the USA Patriot Act is reverberating...

Lawyer Cites Conflict: Expert Wrote Warrant, Helped Convict ROCKY MTN. NEWS, CO - Sept 26, 2007  ...prosecution expert whose testimony helped convict man of murder helped write the arrest warrant in the case...

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Charles Parker 55 Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:47 pm

Statistics and Misidentifications - The weeks Detail
Michele Triplett 21985 Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:25 pm

Charles Parker 213 Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:50 pm

FIG 14
David Fairhurst 281 Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:28 am

Articles Wanted
Charles Parker 323 Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:45 pm

Footprint (Friction Ridge) Comparison
Charles Parker 1175 Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:37 pm

charlton97 192 Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:57 pm

More on the Brandon Mayfield case
H. B. James 225 Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:26 pm

Nigerian fingerprint scam???
Pat A. Wertheim 274 Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:50 pm

Interesting Patterns
Ann Horsman 1113 Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:55 am

Insufficient for Comparison versus Insufficient for Ident...
Kasey Wertheim 1277 Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:57 pm

SCRO Tulliallan Images
Kasey Wertheim 421 Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:58 am



Updated the Fingerprint Interest Group web page with FIG # 15.

Updated the Detail Archives.


Last week

we looked at a hypothetical conversation between examiners.

This week

we take a look at a Power Point presentation from Amanda Atkins, a CLPE at the U.S. Army Crime Laboratory in Georgia.  After examining were shown suitable latent prints processed on multiple dark substrates with different techniques, examiners ranked Acid Yellow as developing the "Best" clarity and contrast.  For details, access the link below, save to your hard-drive, and as you open the presentation, click "Read Only" on the "Password" window:


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