Richard Fairchild (Rich)
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 04:47 pm: ||
Unless your agency's policy or some law or legal precedent in your jurisdiction precludes such identifications, they can be included in your reports and presented in court.
This topic is addressed in the SWGFAST Standard for Simultaneous Impression Examination. That standard addresses simultaneously impressed (adjacent) fingers as well as situations like this where you may see sufficient quality (clarity) and quantity of information to conclude that friction ridge detail on both sides of the blur were impressed simultaneously and can thus be considered as one impression.