This learning module (and associated instructor’s guide) was developed by CSAFE researcher and criminology, law, and society professor from University of California, Irvine Dr. Simon Cole.   The educational opportunity uses latent print identification as a case study of the broader category of forensic pattern recognition evidence. This in turn reflects the interaction between science, law, and policy. The module has been explicitly designed for non-scientists from a variety of different backgrounds including law and public policy.  Based on an active learning approach, the module is based  on scientific and legal literature, policy documents, and court exhibits and opinions.  Learn more and view the module on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website.

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