This free, online event was held on May 10, 2007, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: Fingerprint technology is improving rapidly. It is also more cost-effective than DNA but is vastly underutilized. This event assembled an expert panel to discuss the following topics:

  • What are the barriers to maximizing the usefulness of fingerprints?
  • What does it take to be a good fingerprint analyst?
  • How do we better share AFIS (automated fingerprint information system) technology?
  • What are the emerging practical techniques and improvements?

This webinar was moderated by John Morgan with panelists Michael Campbell, Peter Komarinski, and Carol Henderson.