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IAI General Research

The following research projects are posted by the IAI as a service to members. The IAI maintains no further information about any particular project that is posted. Listing does not constitute an endorsement by the IAI. Please correspond directly with the agency or individual doing the research.

IAI Research Listing Policies

  • Research projects for posting, not to exceed 60 days. If no date is specified, the information will be removed after 60 days.
  • Please make sure the posting has the name of the organization or individual doing the research.
  • Please make sure your documentation includes a link to the survey.

Send Posting Request To:

Glen Calhoun,COO
International Association for Identification
2131 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 403
Hollywood, FL 33020
Voice: (954) 589-0628


Please send the information in electronic form (not scanned)


Research Postings Below


Crime Scene Analyst/Investigator Survey for College Students

This is to conduct a survey of forensic science/crime labs in the United States to gather information on the types of photographic equipment used (ex. SLR cameras, Infrared/Ultraviolet cameras, Filters, Full Spectrum Imaging Systems, OSCR 360), types of certifications held and training types and frequency. This will be an electronic survey with volunteer respondents. The results of my survey should be useful to forensic science education programs to best teach what is being used in the field, forensic science students to best prepare for employment opportunities, and to manufacturers of forensic photography equipment to identify market and training opportunities.

Please complete a short survey for crime scene personnel in the field and crime labs. This survey will help a Syracuse University student with her senior project.

Posted April 14, 2021

Latent Print Classification

This letter is a request for you to complete a short survey regarding latent print classification, as it relates to your profession as a Certified Latent Print Analyst. The research is being conducted by Dr. Kevin Parmelee (Instructor) and Charu Arya (student) of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Forensic Science Program. You will be asked to complete a brief online survey regarding the classification of latent prints. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your involvement in this survey will be kept confidential as legally possible. You are being contacted because of your professional role. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. I will not ask any information that should lead back to your identity as a participant. Your participation is completely voluntary. You may skip any question that you do not wish to answer, and you may discontinue at any time.

I hope that you will participate in this survey. Although it is not expected to provide a direct benefit to individuals, the results and knowledge gained from the survey may improve the professional field of Latent Print Analysis. Thank you very much for your time. Should you have any questions about this letter or the research project, please feel free to contact Dr. Kevin Parmelee at

Click here to take the survey

Posted March 22, 2021