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 (Nebraska)
Carey Hall, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
John Black, Black & White Forensics, LLC
Jessica Cino Gabel, Georgia State University College of Law (Legal Representative)
Simon Cole, Ph.D., University of California
Maria Cuellar, University of Pennsylvania
Nova Grilli, Charleston Police Department
Mandi Hornickel, Illinois State Police
Karen E. Johnson, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sharon Kelley, University of Virginia (Human Factors Representative)
Louis Kriel, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Andrew Pacejka, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services
Eric Ray, Idemia
Noberto Rivera, U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Forensic Laboratory Services
Elizabeth Small, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Carl Speckels, City of Phoenix (Arizona) Crime Laboratory
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. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.
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