Code of practice and conduct 2015: fingerprint comparison

Codes of conduct and practice on fingerprint comparison for forensic science providers.



These are the codes of conduct and practice for fingerprint detail examination.

This guidance is to help forensic science providers in the fingerprint profession provide a reliable service to the criminal justice system.

The document gives guidance on:

  • considerations when examining fingerprint detail
  • reporting the results
  • assuring the quality of tests
  • professional responsibility
  • fingerprint evidence and its place in the criminal justice system