ATTENTION: LATENT PRINT EXAMINERS!

DO YOU KNOW?

Do you know...what part of the palm made these prints?

Do you know...if the left hand or right hand made these prints?

Do you know...the correct up and down orientation of the prints?

If the answer is “NO” to any of these questions, then you can benefit from this online workshop.

 

RS&A is excited to announce our first full length online training course, Palm Prints Searching Smart! This course is guaranteed to teach Latent Print Examiner's how to search for latent palm prints smart, as opposed to searching hard.

This self-paced online training course is instructed by none other than the creator of Palm Print Searching Techniques, Ron Smith.

Through lecture, Ron will pass along to you his vast expert knowledge of palm prints, you will then be challenged to apply the searching smart methods you have learned in many practical exercises, and finally you will be tested with both written and practical exams. ALL OF THIS ONLINE! With this online training course, you truly can learn to search palm prints smart from anywhere...anyplace...anytime.

SEARCHING PALM PRINTS SMART...OPPOSED TO HARD!

  • THE PURPOSE

    The purpose of this online workshop is to substantially improve the ability of the latent print examiner to conduct latent print comparisons in a more time and cost efficient manner. These techniques can be immediately applied to both manual and automated palm print searching.

  • THE NEED

    Most latent print examiners have never had any formal training in the area of latent palm print searching. This workshop is designed to train the students to “Search smart before they search hard!” This is accomplished by teaching the students how to recognize the numerous “position orientation clues” that normally appear in palm prints.

  • TAGET AUDIENCE

    This workshop is designed to benefit examiners at all expertise levels from the new trainee to the latent print supervisor. The practical exercises have been prepared in such a manner that each student will be working with material equal to their level of expertise and progress to more difficult assignments as their ability grows.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • READ ME BEFORE YOU BEGIN

    • About Your Instructor - Ron Smith

    • The History of Ron Smith Palm Prints

    • Palm Prints Searching Smart Introduction

    • Palm Prints Searching Smart Course Outline (PRINT)

  • 2

    Module 1 - Basic Palm Print Anatomy

    • Module 1 - Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 1 - Basic Anatomy of the Palm

  • 3

    Module 2 - Understanding Ridge Flow in the Thenar Area of the Palm.

    • Module 2 - Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 2 - Understanding Ridge Flow in the Thenar Area of the Palm

  • 4

    Module 3 - Understanding Ridge Flow in the Hypothenar Area of the Palm.

    • Module 3 - Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 3 - Understanding Ridge Flow in the Hypothenar Area of the Palm

  • 5

    Module 4 - Understanding Ridge Flow in the Interdigital Area of the Palm.

    • Module 4 - Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 4 - Understanding Ridge Flow in the Interdigital Area of the Palm

  • 6

    Practical Exercise 1

    • Exercise 1 Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Exercise 1 - Introduction & Demonstration

    • Practical Exercise 1 - Answer Key Video

  • 7

    Practical Exercise 2

    • Exercise 2 Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Exercise 2 - Introduction & Demonstration

    • Practical Exercise 2 - Answer Key Video

  • 8

    Written Exam 1

    • Palm Print Anatomy and Ridge Flows Written Exam - 80% Passing

  • 9

    Module 5 - Creases in the Palms

    • Module 5 Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 5 - Creases in the Palm

  • 10

    Practical Exercise 3

    • Exercise 3 Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Exercise 3 - Introduction & Demonstration

    • Exercise 3 - Answer Key Video

  • 11

    Module 6 - Latent Palm Shapes

    • Module 6 Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 6 - Latent Palm Shapes

  • 12

    Practical Exercise 4

    • Exercise 4 Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Exercise 4 - Introduction & Demonstration

    • Exercise 3 - Answer Key Video

  • 13

    Practical Exercise 5

    • Exercise 5 Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Exercise 5 - Introduction & Demonstration

    • Exercise 5 Answer Key Video

  • 14

    Module 7 - Searching Smart with Palm Mathematics

    • Module 7 Lecture Slides (PRINT)

    • Module 7 - Searching Smart with Palm Mathematics

  • 15

    Practical Exercise 6

    • Exercise 6 - Latent Palm Prints Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Exercise 6 - Known Palm Prints (PRINT)

    • Exercise 6 - Introduction & Demonstration

    • Exercise 6 - Answer Key

  • 16

    Written Exam 2

    • Creases, Shapes, and Palm Mathematics Written Exam - 80% Passing

  • 17

    Final Practical Exam

    • Latent Palm Prints Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Final Practical Exam Answer Key Worksheet (PRINT)

    • Final Practical Exam Introduction & Demonstration

    • Final Practical Exam Answer Entry Portal - 80% Passing

  • 18

    Course Close Out

    • Final Words from Instructor Ron Smith

    • Course Survey

Your Instructor

RS&A President

Ron Smith, CLPE

Ron Smith has been employed in the forensic identification field since 1972, first with the FBI, then with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and from 1978 until his retirement in July 2002 with the Mississippi Crime Laboratory. As Associate Director, he served as supervisor of the Meridian Branch of the Mississippi Crime Lab System. He is a specialist in courtroom testimony instruction, latent fingerprint examinations and crime scene examinations and has provided expert witness testimony in over five hundred cases in numerous states.

I.A.I. APPROVED

40 Hours

This RS&A online course has been approved by the International Association for Identification for 40 Hours of continuing education credits for Latent Print Examiner Certification and Re-Certification.

Course Tuition and Access Limits

Online Course Cost (40 Hours): $800.00

Special Introductory Price: $600.00

Max time to complete this course: 90 Days