The Friction Ridge Subcommittee will focus on standards and guidelines related to the forensic examination of friction ridge detail from the hands and feet.
|Melissa Gische, Subcommittee Chair, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Henry Swofford, Subcommittee Vice Chair, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Forensic Science Center|
|Rachelle Babler, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, San Diego (California) Police Department|
|John Black, Black and White Forensics, LLC||Alison Rees, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
|Kerrie Cathcart, Cathcart Forensics, LLC||Maria Antonia Roberts, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory|
|Joshua Connelly, Douglas County Sheriff (Nebraska)||Maria Ruggiero, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department|
|Heidi Eldridge, RTI||Matthew Schwarz, Schwarz Forensic Enterprises, Inc.|
|Michael French, MorphoTrak, LLC||Carl Speckels, City of Phoenix (Arizona) Crime Laboratory|
|Edward German, Macon County (Illinois) Sheriff's Office||Elham Tabassi, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Carey Hall, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension||Thomas Wortman, Defense Forensic Science Center|
|Hariharan Iyer, Ph.D., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology||Lisa Zinn, Orange County (California) Sheriff's Crime Laboratory|
|Louis Kriel, Georgia Bureau of Investigation|
Research & Development Needs
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Friction Ridge subcommittee.
Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015