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Title: ACEware Latent Fingerprint Identification Research and Software Development
Author(s): William J. Chapman; R. Austin Hicklin
Corporate Author: Noblis
United States of America
Date Published: August 2017
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Fall Church, VA 22042
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-R2-CX-K011
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Technical Assistance
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the development, capabilities, and uses of the ACEware software, which supports the detailed documentation of latent print examination and facilitates training and the documentation of operational casework.
Abstract: ACEware is being developed by Noblis in collaboration and consultation with several Federal, State, and local law enforcement partners. ACEware builds upon the pre-existing Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) application provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). ULW provides latent print examiners with tools to mark-up latent print images; submit latent print searches to local, State, and Federal Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS), including the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system; performs comparisons of latent prints and returned candidate images; and provides latent print case-management tools that store and sort transactions related to operational casework. Four ACEware capabilities are emphasized in this report. First, it can be used for data-set based, instructor-led training or data-set or file based self-led training. Second, it enables the creation and management of datasets for use in research or training, including the ability to set relationships between all files contained within the dataset. Third, it enables comparison or consolidation of the markup of a single latent print by multiple examiners. Fourth, ACEware provides a variety of improvements to ULW to enable non-AFIS casework. 36 figures, 57 references, and appended data set directory specification and compliments and enhancement suggestions.
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Computer software; Fingerprint Analysis; Fingerprints; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report
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