What Chemicals Are Used And How They Will Be Used

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- General - In this section of the manual, it specifies what chemicals are used and how they will be used in the lab. They specify that each reagent is to be used within its expiration date, and will not be used past this date unless there is a legitimate reason for its continued use. It then goes on to specify that all reagents will follow at least American Chenical Society guidelines for reagent grade chemicals and what chemicals the lab uses. Finally, all chemicals will be checked prior to any case, recorded in the case notes and in the Reagent Daily Use Verification Logbook, & will be replaced if the reagent cannot be used. The new solution of the reagent will be tested and documented in the Latent Print Reagent Logbook. - Personnel -…show more content…
This section also specifies that the staff will have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major in forensic science, criminalistics, or in a physical or natural science, and one year of professional experience as a Latent Fingerprint Examiner in a forensic laboratory or in an identification division. However, if the individual has been in the discipline prior to December 2004, then the educational requirements may be waived. Finally, it specifies that there will be competency tests to show that the analysts are able to perform the proper test methods, write a report to demonstrate the proper way of conveying results and the significance of said results, a written or oral examination to determine the person’s knowledge of the discipline, and a moot court to assess the ability to properly convey and present results of evidence in court. There are cases in which the moot court would be waived, such as in the case that the analyst is receiving training in additional categories of testing. The Latent Print Section also keeps and provides access to resources of the discipline, so the analysts are required to review the literature every three months, and document it. - Accommodations/environmental conditions - There are eight office areas, the AFIS room, the powder processing room, the chemical
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