Friction ridge details are found on almost every person on earth. From the fingers and palms to the soles of our feet these markings are unique to us and formed while we are growing in the womb, making wonderful evidence that a person has had hands on access to an item in dispute.

Some people leave a more generous mark when touching items but no matter what happens during your life there are numerous ways to recover marks.

If one process fails another may well succeed.

This two-day introductory course will allow participants to get hands on experiences with powders and chemicals in the recovery of friction ridge detail from a number of items.

Hands on activities using powders, cyanoacrylate , lights and other processes

cyanoacrylate fuming chamber

When: 14 and 15 July 2018

Where: DefSec Global Limited, Stephenson Way, Formby, Merseyside, England, L37 8DL

How much: £125

Pre-requisites: None

Aims: At the end of the workshop students will be able to identify suitable processes that can be carried out on evidence of different types and carry out basic treatments.

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Further Study:

  • Four day intermediate chemical treatment workshop
  • Two day introduction to forensic laboratory photography
  • Four day advanced chemical treatment workshop