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Updated on September 4th, 2022
Event Name
Fingerprint Collection and Analysis
ScoringPlacement
Point BasedHighest Score Wins
Required Criteria

Disqualification

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
CriteriaLoHi

Phase I- FINGERPRINT BACKING CARD COMPLETION

CORRECT: DATE01
CORRECT: CASE #01
CORRECT: LIFT #01
CORRECT: OFFENSE/VICTIM01
CORRECT: PRINTS LIFTED FROM01
CORRECT: LIFTED BY01
CORRECT: ID #01
CORRECT: AGENCY/OFFICE01
CORRECT: SKETCH/DIAGRAM05
CORRECT: APPLICATION OF PRINT TO BACK OF CARD05

Phase I - FINGERPRINT

RIDGE DETAIL VISIBLE/READABLE010
CARD FREE OF SMUDGES05
FINGERPRINT TAPE FREE OF AIR BUBBLES05
APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF POWDER APPLIED05

Phase I - SAFETY AND WORKSTATION

DON GLOVES01
WORKSTATION WIPED DOWN AFTER USE05
TRASH PROPERLY DISPOSED OF01

Phase II - FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS

CORRECT: FINGERPRINT PATTERN IDENTIFIED01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #1 IDENTIFICATION (NAME)01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #1 CIRCLED ON BOTH PRINTS01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #1 MATCHES ON BOTH PRINTS01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #2 IDENTIFICATION (NAME01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #2 CIRCLED ON BOTH PRINTS01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #2 MATCHES ON BOTH PRINTS01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #3 IDENTIFICATION (NAME)01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #3 CIRCLED ON BOTH PRINTS01
CORRECT: MINUTIAE #3 MATCHES ON BOTH PRINTS01
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