ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 007

Postmortem Impression Submission Strategy for Comprehensive Searches of Essential Automated Fingerprint Identification System Databases

First Edition, 2018
Best Practice Recommendation
Consensus Body: Disaster Victim Identification
Disaster Victim Identification

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to medical examiners, coroners and investigators regarding the submission of recorded postmortem impressions for comprehensive searches of essential automated fingerprint identification system databases. While a number of factors affect the successful search of a fingerprint through an automated fingerprint system, one of the most important factors is ensuring the fingerprint is searched through appropriate antemortem fingerprint databases.