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This consultation is seeking feedback from interested parties on the fingerprint comparison appendix and terminology compendium.
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Following the Scottish Fingerprint Inquiry Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator and Gary Pugh, Chair of the Fingerprint Quality Standards Specialist Group (FQSSG) published a paper ‘Developing a quality standard for fingerprint examination’ in December 2011. The FQSSG has developed an appendix to the Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice and Conduct (Codes) for fingerprint comparison, a compendium of terminology, definitions and acronyms used by fingerprint practitioners and a consultation document discussing (a) the resolution of fingerprint disputes and (b) the reporting outcomes following a fingerprint examination.
The consultation paper, fingerprint comparison draft appendix to the codes and the terminology compendium have been issued to allow comments from interested parties; all comments will be given consideration prior to publication.
Comments should be sent on the feedback form provided to FSRConsultation1@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and should be submitted by 20 January 2014.
Published: 19 December 2013