Session 26: Fingerprints and Experts

This session was held on January 16, 2013.

In this first session of 2013, Rob Wadden presented an informative session on fingerprint evidence. The purpose of this session was to explain the process of qualifying a fingerprint expert, understanding the scope and limits of fingerprint evidence and discussing the recent trends in the jurisprudence in this area of the law. 

Rob is a member of the Canadian Friction Ridge Working Group. 

Materials were distributed in this session and are available below: 

Fingerprint Powerpoint (to follow shortly)

Fingerprint Handout

Fingerprint Glossary

R v JJ, [2012] OJ No 1125

R v Lepage, [1995] 1 SCR 654

R v Mars, [2006] OJ No 472

R v Rajalinkham, [2005] OJ No 2240