Description: The module’s main objective is to provide forensic evidence collection operators with the knowledge necessary to successfully conduct basic development and lifting of a latent fingerprint. During the module, the trainees will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Basic terms of latent fingerprint collection
  • Fundamental rules to be followed while conducting fingerprint collection
  • Proper techniques used to develop, collect and documents latent fingerprints.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamentals of latent fingerprint collection
  2. Apply correct techniques for collection of latent fingerprints
  3. Understand the tasks conducted during latent fingerprint collection and their sequence
  4. Understand how latent fingerprints may be found and efficiently collected.

The duration of the module is 2 training hours (1h of classroom theoretical training, 1h of practical training on the training platform).