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Bay_area_criminalist (Bay_area_criminalist)
Username: Bay_area_criminalist

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used to work for an ASCLD/LAB accredited crime lab as a Latent Print Examiner where we would spend a lot of time excluding very marginal quality (but theoretically identifiable) latent prints. I am now working for another ASCLD/LAB accredited crime lab where a new LP comparison/AFIS program is in the works. I was just curious how other agencies approached exclusions. What are your policies/procedures regarding exclusions? Is every identifiable print ID'd or excluded? Is that documented in notes and/or a report? Any input would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

(Message edited by Bay Area Criminalist on April 02, 2008)

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