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Fingerprint Analysis: Preparing for Trial and Expert Witness Testimony

During this webinar, the presenters discuss friction ridge examinations as a key part of the prosecution process by summarizing uses and limitations, including the viability of gathering DNA from friction ridge prints. Alternative options if the examiner of the record is unavailable to testify are also discussed. Viewers will be given instruction on how to introduce friction ridge evidence in court and articulate the importance of presence or absence of friction ridge evidence. Presenters highlight a list of questions to guide the expert witness and cover the benefits and disadvantages of using a demonstrative aid to walk the judge and jury through the examination process.