Paper is one of the
best substrates for the retention of latent fingerprints.
When there is a need to develop and identify fingerprints on
documents, the services of a latent print examiner (fingerprint
expert) are required.
When a fingerprint expert is
& Nelson refers clients to Mr. Robert D. Whritenour, Certified
Latent Print Examiner, Dallas, Georgia. Shiver & Nelson
often works in close association with Mr. Whritenour to complete
both questioned document and latent print examinations.
Mr. Whritenour is a
retired U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL)
latent print examiner. He is certified as a latent print
examiner by the International Association for Identification
Mr. Whritenour has
over 30 years of experience in all facets of the forensic
discipline of latent print examination to include processing items of evidence/crime scenes
for the presence of latent friction skin impressions (fingerprints,
palm prints, and footprints) and the comparison of latent prints to
inked prints. Mr. Whritenour is trained and equipped for
the detection of latent prints on documents and other items of
evidence. Mr. Whritenour is also available for the review
of cases completed by other latent print examiners.
While serving as a
Special Agent/Latent Print Examiner with USACIL, Mr. Whritenour
was responsible for the administration of a rigorous two-year
resident course of instruction in latent print examination.
Since his retirement
from USACIL in 1992, Mr. Whritenour has served as a consultant
in latent print identification to state and federal agencies,
large corporations, attorneys, private investigators, and
other qualifications include:
Bachelor of Arts
Fingerprint Classification Course
Latent Fingerprint Technician Course
Administrative Advanced Latent Fingerprint Identification
FBI Latent Print
Print Development Course
Development Via Alternate Light Sources Course
an expert witness in latent print identification in federal,
state, municipal, and military courts.
Download a PDF of Mr. Whritenour's
curriculum vitae. For fee
information, call Mr. Whritenour at 678-363-4895 or e-mail
him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available at Mr. Whritenour's website,