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Friction Ridge Community's Views About the Presentation in Court
of Probabilistic Conclusions and the Responsibility
of Latent Print Examiners


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Articles

Glenn Langenburg, Presentation, Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology, Fifth Meeting of the Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, National Academy of Sciences (Dec. 6-7, 2007)
(http://www7.nationalacademies.org/stl/December_Forensics_Langenburg.pdf).

International Association for Identification, Position Concerning Latent Fingerprint Identification, IAI Position Statement (November 29, 2007)
(http://onin.com/fp/iai_position_statement_11-29-07.pdf).

Cristophe Champod, Fingerprint Examination: Towards More Transparency, Law Probability and Risk, Aug. 2007 (DOI: 10.1093/lpr/mgm023)
(http://lpr.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/mgm023v1).

Tony Raymond, Error Rates in the Identification Sciences - Fingerprints, Tool Marks, Firearms, Handwriting and Hair Comparison, National Institute of Forensic Science Newsletter, July 2007, at 6
(http://www.nifs.com.au/Publications/newsletters/July2007.pdf).

Nicole M. Egli, Christophe Champod & Pierre Margot, Evidence Evaluation in Fingerprint Comparison and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems - Modelling within Finger Variability, 167 Forensic Science International 189, (Apr. 2007) (DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.06.054)
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03790738).

Ed German, Problem Idents: Errors vs. Idents, OnIn.com (Feb. 14, 2007)
(http://onin.com/fp/problemidents.html#Zero_tolerance_explanation).

Cedric Neumann, Christophe Champod, Roberto Puch-Solis, Nicole Egli, Alexandre Anthonioz & Andie Bromage-Griffiths, Computation of Likelihood Ratios in Fingerprint Identification for Configurations of Any Number of Minutiae, 52 Journal of Forensic Sciences 54, (Jan. 2007) (DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00327.x)
(http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00327.x).

Michael J. Saks & Jonathan J. Koehler, The Individualization Fallacy in Forensic Science Evidence, Selected Works, (2007)
(http://works.bepress.com/michael_saks/1).

Peter Monahan, Scholars Challenge the Infallibility of Fingerprints, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 17, 2006, at A14
(http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i13/13a01401.htm).

A.P.A. Broeders, Of Earprints, Fingerprints, Scent Dogs, Cot Deaths and Cognitive Contamination A Brief Look at the Present State of Play in the Forensic Arena, 159 Forensic Science International 148 (June 2006) (DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.11.028)
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T6W-4H9YC6C-1&_user=10
&_coverDate=06%2F02%2F2006&_rdoc=11&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info
(%23toc%235041%232006%23998409997%23622850%23FLA%23display%23Volume)
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&_userid=10&md5=5848d0da1d66970a12f7579575c0a651
).

Bruce Budowle, JoAnn Buscaglia & Rebecca Schwartz Perlman, Review of the Scientific Basis for Friction Ridge Comparisons as a Means of Identification: Committee Findings and Recommendations, Forensic Science Communications, Vol. 8 (Jan. 2006)
(http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/jan2006/research/2006_01_research02.htm).

Simon A. Cole, Is Fingerprint Identification Valid? Rhetorics of Reliability in Fingerprint Proponents' Discourse, 28 Law and Policy 109, (Jan. 2006) (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2005.00219.x)
(http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/ref/10.1111/j.1467-9930.2005.00219.x).

J.S. Buckleton, C.M. Triggs & C. Champod, An Extended Likelihood Ratio Framework for Interpreting Evidence, 46 Science and Justice 69 (2006)
(http://www.forensic-science-society.org.uk/publications/saj.html).

Michael J. Saks, Jonathan J. Koehler, The Coming Paradigm Shift in Forensic Identification Science, Science Magazine, Aug. 2005, at 892 (DOI: 10.1126/science.1111565)
(http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/309/5736/892).

M. Leanne Gray, Testifying to the Question of "Points", 55 Journal of Forensic Identification 165 (Mar. 2005)

Simon A. Cole, More Than Zero: Accounting for Error in Latent Fingerprint Identification, 95 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 985 (Spring 2005)
(http://www.law.northwestern.edu/jclc/backissues/95-3.html).

Kasey Wertheim, Caution, Doubt and Inconclusion: Potential Ramifications of Recent High-Profile Errors, The Weekly Detail, Oct. 4, 2004
(http://www.clpex.com/Articles/TheDetail/100-199/TheDetail164.htm).

David H. Kaye, Questioning a Courtroom Proof of the Uniqueness of Fingerprints, 71 International Statistical Review 521 (2003)
(http://isi.cbs.nl/isr.htm).

Steve Scarborough, A Comprehensive Question List for the Courtroom: Re-Evaluating and Revising the Qualifying Question List for Latent Print Testimony, 52 Journal of Forensic Identification 725 (Nov. 2002)

Michael Specter, Do Fingerprints Lie? The Gold Standard of Forensic Evidence Is Now Being Challenged, The New Yorker, May 27, 2002, at 96
(http://www.michaelspecter.com/ny/2002/2002_05_27_fingerprint.html).

Christophe Champod, Statistics and Fingerprint Interpretation, The Weekly Detail, Jan. 7, 2002
(http://www.clpex.com/Articles/TheDetail/1-99/TheDetail22.htm).

Cristophe Champod & Ian W. Evett, A Probabilistic Approach to Fingerprint Evidence, 51 Journal of Forensic Identification 101 (2001)
(http://www.theiai.org).

Sharath Pankanti, Salil Prabhakar & Anil K. Jain, On the Individuality of Fingerprints, Michigan State University Biometrics Research (2001)
( http://biometrics.cse.msu.edu/Publications/Fingerprint/PankantiPrabhakarJain_FpIndividuality_PAMI02.pdf).

Christophe Champod, Edmond Locard--Numerical Standards and 'Probable' Identifications, 45 Journal of Forensic Identification 136 (1995)
(http://www.theiai.org).

D. Stoney, Review of Fingerprint Individuality Models, U.S. Dept. of Justice NIJ Publication, 1984
(http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=98311).


Books & Reports

Kelly Pyrek, Not All Science Is Created Equal, Forensic Science Under Siege: The Challenges of Forensic Laboratories and the Medico-Legal Investigation System (Academic Press 2007)
(http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?lid=0&iid=5&sid=0&isbn=0123708613).

Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, A Review of the FBI's Handling of the Brandon Mayfield Case (Jan. 2006)
(http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/s0601/PDF_list.htm).

Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Division, Processing Guide for Developing Latent Prints (Jan. 2001)
(http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/jan2001/lpu.pdf).

Simon A. Cole, Fraud, Fabrication, and False Positives, Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Investigation (Harvard University Press 2001)
(http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/COLSUS.html).

David R. Ashbaugh, Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis (CRC Press 1999)
(http://www.crcpress.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=7007&isbn=9780849370076&parent_id=&pc=).


Scientific Working Groups

Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST)
http://www.swgfast.org


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