Latent Print Certification
Suggested Reading Materials
The following publications are the suggested reading materials for preparing for the Certification test. Answers to all questions appearing on the written portion of the test can be found in these books.
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The Fingerprint Sourcebook (U.S. Dept of Justice, National Institute of Justice)
by I.A.I, Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) et al Eric H. Holder, Laurie O. Robinson, John H. Laub
Downloadable PDF on NIJ Website at: http://www.nij.gov/pubs-sum/225320.htm
(Crc Series in Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations) (Hardcover)
by David R. Ashbaugh
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: CRC (October 27, 1999)
Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Third Edition (Forensic and Police Science Series) (Hardcover)
by Robert Ramotowski
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (2013)
Searching Smart Clues for Latent Print Examiners Playing Cards
by Ron Smith & Associates, Inc.
54 card deck - (52) Searching Smart Clues for Latent Print Examiners & (2) Services Cards
Publisher: Ron Smith & Associates, Inc.
Online order available: https://www.rsaestore.com/product-p/pc-ssc.htm
PLEASE NOTE: This source material may be used for certification test questions beginning September 4, 2021, after the required 1 year public posting as a resource for testing.