Education & Training


A Reference Index containing 1900 latent print, footwear, tire track, and miscellaneous forensic examinations files citations were donated by Ernest (Ernie) D. Hamm, expert in latent print, footwear, and tire track examinations. The citations will be incorporated into the NCSTL database.

Mr. Hamm has been an important part of the forensic community as reknowned practitioner, historian and educator for the past thirty years. He taught forensic examiners worldwide and is a Fellow of the Fingerprint Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences as well as a Life Member of the Canadian Identification Society (CIS) and a Life and Distinguished Member of the International Association for Identification (IAI). Mr. Hamm was also a certified inspector of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Laboratory Accreditation Board.

Most of the material cited comes from the following publications:
  • Identification News - 1971 to 1987 (when it changed to Journal of Forensic Identification)
  • Journal of Forensic Identification - 1988 to Present
  • Identification Newsletter - 1980 to 1983 (when it changed to Identification Canada)
  • Identification Canada - 1984 to Present
  • Fingerprint World - 1978 to Present