Detail of outcome
All responses to the consultation were taken into account when redrafting this document.
You can read the final version of the fingerprint comparison code of practice.
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.