The Friction Ridge Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic examination of friction ridge detail from the hands and feet.
Henry Swofford, Subcommittee Chair, HJS Consulting, LLC
Joshua Connelly, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Nebraska)
Carey Hall, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Claudine Carter Pereira, Broward Sheriff's Office (Quality Task Group member)
Jessica Cino Gabel, Georgia State University College of Law (Legal Task Group member)
Simon Cole, Ph.D., University of California
Heidi Eldridge, RTI International
Edward German, Macon County Sheriff's Office
Kalisha Gill, Defense Forensic Science Center
Nova Grilli, Charleston Police Department
Mandi Hornickel, Illinois State Police
Karen Johnson, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sharon Kelley, University of Virginia (Human Factors Task Group member)
Amanda Luby, Swarthmore College (Statistics Task Group member)
Andrew Pacejka, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services
Eric Ray, IDEMIA
Noberto Rivera, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Elizabeth Small, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jim Snaidauf, IRS - Criminal Investigations National Forensic Laboratory
Christie VanAndel, Nebraska State Patrol
All documents listed below are completed work products of the OSAC Friction Ridge Subcommittee and have passed a rigorous technical and quality review by the subcommittee. The subcommittee encourages the forensic science community to implement these proposed standards.
These documents may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright. Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.