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Friction Ridge Subcommittee

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The Friction Ridge Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic examination of friction ridge detail from the hands and feet.

Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products

 

 

Officers

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

Members

John Black, Black & White Forensics, LLC

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

Maria Cuellar, University of Pennsylvania (Statistics Task Group member)

Heidi Eldridge, RTI International

Ed 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)

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

Christine VanAndel, Nebraska State Patrol

Standards

Tier 1: On the OSAC Registry

  • None currently.

Tier 2: Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

  • None currently.

Tier 3: Sent to an SDO

Tier 4: Under Development

  • Automated Biometric Identification Systems Best Practices.
  • Terminology Related to Friction Ridge Examination.
  • Standard for Friction Ridge Examination Proficiency Testing Program.
  • Method Validation.
  • Performance Checks.
  • Best Practice Recommendation for Limited Examinations.
  • Standard for Feature Selection.
  • Recruiting/Selection Requirements for Pattern Recognition.
  • Detection of Friction Ridge Impressions.

Other Work Products

Process Maps

Reference Documents

Research & Development Needs

Standards Development Maps

Webinars, Presentations & Training Videos

Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References 

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.

Created October 16, 2014, Updated February 18, 2021