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NCJ Number: 156343 Find in a Library
Title: Standards for the Electronic Submission of Fingerprint Cards to the FBI
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:45  Issue:4  Dated:(July- August 1995)  Pages:409-418
Author(s): P T Higgins
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies that use the FBI identification services need to understand the standards the FBI has developed over the past 4 years for the exchange of electronic fingerprint data, just as they follow the standards for cards, ink, and other factors.
Abstract: The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) will come on line in 1997 and will be fully operational in 1998. It will provide the FBI's 10 print service providers and latent print examiners with new tools and techniques and will provide 1-day service on fingerprint submittals. For critical submissions, responses will be returned within an average of 2 hours. Except for the Minimum Image Quality Requirements (MIQR) being phased out, the transition to IAFIS will not affect existing fingerprint card standards. However, independent of IAFIS, the FBI is changing the format of the criminal fingerprint cards in 1995 to meet evolving law enforcement needs. The FBI will accept both virtual fingerprint cards and mailed-in fingerprint cards. The new standards for virtual fingerprint cards relate directly to many of the existing standards. The MIQR is being replaced with specifications that cover both card and live-scan devices. Additional standards relate to image quality, quality control, compression, and procurement. 2 references
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Automated fingerprint processing; Crime laboratories; Criminology; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Fingerprints; Intergovernmental relations; Telecommunications
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