This event will consist of two phases of competition for a one person team. Phase one will consist of the location and collection of a latent print from a selection of two items. Competitors who advance to phase two will complete a fingerprint analysis activity requiring the competitor to match known and unknown prints along with identifying minutiae. The event will be timed and evaluated according to event guidelines. This event will measure the student competitors; knowledge, skill, and ability to process a fingerprint from discovery through laboratory analysis and reporting.
Competitors shall wear one of the following uniform types; a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol (no duty belt), lab coats (slacks, shirt, shoes), or jumpsuits/ Tyvek suits.
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(clear or frosted), no hinged or gel lifters (fingerprint backing cards will be provided at competition site)
(if needed to cut fingerprint lifting tape)
(Each competitor shall receive the same items for fingerprinting, no exceptions. Example: 1 wine glass, 1 metal spoon is provided for competitor number 1. You will need an identical wine glass and metal spoon for each competitor. 10 Competitors = 10 identical wine glasses, 10 identical metal spoons. The same number of workable fingerprints shall be left on each item in the same relative location.)
( 2 per competitor )
Phase I: Individual workstations for each competitor. Standing height tables are preferred when available. Classroom or flex area large enough to accommodate competitors and tables.
Phase II: Individual workstations for each competitor. Each competitor must be provided a chair and a work surface suitable for spreading out multiple documents for analysis. The competitors may not be seated in a position to view another competitors documents. Classroom or flex area large enough to accommodate competitors and tables.
This is the Official Scorecard for the event Fingerprint Collection and Analysis.
|Fingerprint Collection and Analysis|
|Point Based||Highest Score Wins|
Competitors/Teams must meet the following minimum criteria. Failure to meet criteria will result in disqualification.
|Must have Black Fingerprint Powder (Non-Magnetic) in Phase I|
|Must have Clear/Frosted Fingerprint Tape (no hinge filters) in Phase I|
|Must have Blue/ Black Writing Ink Pen in Phase I|
|Must have gloves in Phase I|
|Must have Fingerprint Brush in Phase I|
|Must have Workstation Cleaning Supplies in Phase I|
|Must correctly identify suspect using match in Phase II|
Phase I- FINGERPRINT BACKING CARD COMPLETION
|CORRECT: CASE #||0||1|
|CORRECT: LIFT #||0||1|
|CORRECT: PRINTS LIFTED FROM||0||1|
|CORRECT: LIFTED BY||0||1|
|CORRECT: ID #||0||1|
|CORRECT: APPLICATION OF PRINT TO BACK OF CARD||0||5|
Phase I - FINGERPRINT
|RIDGE DETAIL VISIBLE/READABLE||0||10|
|CARD FREE OF SMUDGES||0||5|
|FINGERPRINT TAPE FREE OF AIR BUBBLES||0||5|
|APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF POWDER APPLIED||0||5|
Phase I - SAFETY AND WORKSTATION
|WORKSTATION WIPED DOWN AFTER USE||0||5|
|TRASH PROPERLY DISPOSED OF||0||1|
Phase II - FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS
|CORRECT: FINGERPRINT PATTERN IDENTIFIED||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #1 IDENTIFICATION (NAME)||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #1 CIRCLED ON BOTH PRINTS||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #1 MATCHES ON BOTH PRINTS||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #2 IDENTIFICATION (NAME||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #2 CIRCLED ON BOTH PRINTS||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #2 MATCHES ON BOTH PRINTS||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #3 IDENTIFICATION (NAME)||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #3 CIRCLED ON BOTH PRINTS||0||1|
|CORRECT: MINUTIAE #3 MATCHES ON BOTH PRINTS||0||1|
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