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OSBI Latent Evidence Unit

 

The OSBI Latent Evidence Unit is a section of the OSBI Criminalistics Division that specializes in latent print, footwear, and tire impression examination. The duties of a latent print examiner include crime scene processing, laboratory processing of evidence, collecting inked impressions of deceased individuals, and comparing unknown impressions to known impressions in order to effect identifications. Some of the tools utilized in accomplishing these tasks include the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Digital Imaging equipment, and various chemical and physical development techniques.

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