Fingerprints- Best Practices and New Technologies in a Post-Conviction Environment

Location: Rio Grande West
Date: Sat, April 9
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

You’re sitting in your office, reviewing your client’s case, and you come across a fingerprint report that was critical to the conviction. You searched your favorite legal databases, and consistently the opinions say fingerprint examinations are not new evidence. Advances in fingerprints have been successfully used to get post-conviction cases back in front of the courts as new evidence. This lecture will cover some of the new technologies, research, and practices that form the core of these advancements. We will also cover a few fingerprint “red flags” to look for in triaging your forensic science examinations. Wording from a successful motion that led to an exoneration will be provided. A question and answer period will also be provided.

301: Advanced