Litigation Challenges and Friction Ridge Evidence

On April 28th, 2017, the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit hosted “Forensic Science Friday.” The first speaker, Cook County Public Defender’s Office’s Forensic Science Chief Brendan Max, discussed fingerprint testing and its limitation, as well as litigation aimed at challenging the admissibility of fingerprints evidence, motion practice to limit testimony, and how to know when there is an issue with a fingerprint case.