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Advanced Ridgeology Comparison

Class Code: 
E203

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Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
Class Description: 
This five-day (40 hour) course primarily addresses ridgeology concepts and includes related topics such as expert witness testimony, reversed impressions, and detection of forged and fabricated latent print evidence. Lectures are reinforced with comparison exercises using inked prints and latent lifts. Students do not automatically work on the same exercises; rather, each student is evaluated and assigned exercises at a level of difficulty that is challenging but achievable. Individual attention will be focused on each student during exercise periods to maximize the benefit of the lessons. It is an ideal class, even for senior examiners, who desire to increase their speed and accuracy in doing latent print comparisons. This course is not a beginning class. Class is limited to 20 students This course is pending POST reimbursable, Plan IV.
Teaching Methods: 
Presentation will be a combination of lectures, audio visual presentations, demonstrations and active student participation.
Objectives: 
Students learn how to evaluate friction ridge features and how to use those features in searching inked prints to make latent print identifications.
Prerequisites: 
CCI's Latent Print Comparison, E152
Materials Fee: 
$35.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
Tuition: 
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

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Schedule of Classes:


No classes are scheduled at this time.

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