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Suggested Reading Materials

The following publications are the suggested reading materials for preparing for the Certification test. Answers to all questions appearing on the written portion of the test can be found in these books.

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The Fingerprint Sourcebook

The Fingerprint Sourcebook (U.S. Dept of Justice, National Institute of Justice)
by I.A.I, Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) et al Eric H. Holder, Laurie O. Robinson, John H. Laub

Product Details

  • PDF: 287 pages
  • Publisher: National Institute of Justice (March 2011)
  • Language: English
  • NCJ 225320

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Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis: An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Ridgeology (Crc Series in Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations) (Hardcover)
by David R. Ashbaugh (Author)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: CRC (October 27, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849370078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849370076

Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Third Edition (Forensic and Police Science Series) (Hardcover)
by Robert Ramotowski

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420088343
  • ISBN-13: 9781420088342