Forensic Sciences

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The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Forensic Sciences is to provide quality scientific, technical and administrative support to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and to the criminal justice system at large, to assist with the enforcement of controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States. 

May 15, 2020

Latent Print Examination Manual 2020

This document is an internal Drug Enforcement Administration quality system document for latent print examination.  The document is updated periodically and current as of May 15, 2020 and is provided for informational purposes only. Any sensitive, privileged or otherwise protected information has been redacted, to include the redaction of some documents in their entirety. All redactions are clearly present in this document. Names of commercial manufacturers are provided for identification only and inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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