Andres Washington - NY - ARCHIVER - World's leading finger print expert who worked with the FBI in developing new finger print analysis. He has published numerous articles in this field and his current interests are in identifying the finger prints of Egyptian Mummies and correlations to DNA studies.
My experience in the performance of fingerprint identification encompasses research and study of the dermatoglyphic configurations. From 1979 through 1989, I studied and reviewed books such as The Science of Fingerprints by the FBI, Fingerprints, Palms and Soles by Harold Cummins, Ph.D. And Charles Midlo, M.D. and The Finger Print System At Scotland Yard by Frederick R. Cherrill, M.B.E.
During 1988, I assisted in the composition of a lesson plan on fingerprint instruction and identification for the correction academy. By 1989, I was known within the department to hold an interest in this area. It was in that year and the subsequent that the Department of Correction City of New York authorized my attendance into the FBI fingerprint classes. From 1979 to the present, I have been conducting independent research on the combination of fingerprint patterns and their frequency for each digit. I have taken FBI training of Basic Fingerprint Classification and FBI training of Advanced Latent Fingerprint Techniques and was awarded certificates in each. In reference to the filing of ten set fingerprint record cards, I am familiar with the Henry System of Fingerprint Classification and Filing. However, I have noted that the classification formula derived after an examination of the fingerprints varies according to jurisdictional venue. For example, a given fingerprint record may be assigned the originally designated Henry classification by the FBI. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, due to their variation of the Henry System will arrive at a different classification. The New York City Police Department will extract still another. Notwithstanding, all jurisdictions communicate and utilize the National Crime Information Center Fingerprint Classification (NCIC FPC) in the same manner. This was the reason for my development of the NCIC FPC Filing Sequence Formula in 1981, which was later published by the International Association for Identification in February of 1983. Since then, the aforementioned formula has been revised and improved. Currently, I am contemplating a new innovation of the formula that would be beneficial to the law enforcement and the medical community. I also developed the "Formula For Filing A Set Of Ten Plain Arches Into A Sequential Order" (copyright 1982), according to the same mathematical law.