Basic Fingerprint Classification Course

Date & Time: January 22-26, 2018, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Room 103, Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science/Gehring Hall, University of New Haven
Instructor: Taught by a veteran forensic science and fingerprint expert affiliated with the IAI.
Tuition: Standard tuition for this course is 650.00. University of New Haven students are eligible for scholarship.

Fingerprint classification and comparison has been a requirement for many years for detectives and investigators since the Henry System of classification was developed. Recent advances in computer technology for fingerprints through AFIS have benefitted investigations while the individual ability to read prints has become a lost art. The ability of the investigator to look at a latent fingerprint from a crime scene and know what type it is has helped solve crime for over a century. This course allows the new detective or even the experienced investigator to “know” the science of fingerprinting. This course combines anatomy and physiology of fingerprints, theory, comparing latent and known exemplars, with actual crime scene cases and court cases. The student will have a foundation to move on to intermediate and advanced fingerprinting after completing this course. The course is taught by a veteran forensic science and fingerprint expert affiliated with the IAI.


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Dr. Lee has been a member of the faculty at the University of New Haven since 1975 and helped establish one of the foremost academic forensic programs in the world. The University and its students are world-renowned in this field. You can visit to find out more about undergraduate and graduate study in the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the University of New Haven campus. While we work hand-in-hand toward a common goal, it is important to note the Lee Institute is a separate entity that works closely with the University.

Through training, consultation, research and a unique public learning center, the Institute’s goal is to make the criminal justice system more effective. Toward that goal, we provide unique and effective training programs and cutting edge resources to professionals in the law enforcement fields.

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