Fingerprint comparison

Appendix to the codes providing additional guidance on friction ridge (fingerprint) detail examination.


FSR-C-128 Fingerprint comparison

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The purpose of this appendix to the Forensic Science Regulator’s codes of practice and conduct is to establish the specific requirements for friction ridge (fingerprint) detail examination within the context of accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 and the Codes.

This appendix covers:

  • identity confirmation
  • evidence processing
  • comparison of friction ridge detail
  • case documentation
  • report writing
  • communication

This supersedes the 2015 version of the guidance.

Published 16 August 2017