Due Date: 11:59 pm EST, Friday of Unit 8

Points: 100


In this assignment, you will be creating a presentation for courtroom testimony.


Create a presentation for court testimony using a latent print and a known print.

  • You can use the same ones from the assignment in Unit 7 or create a new latent print to compare using the fingerprint powder and ink.

Answer the question “What was the result of your examination and comparison? What was your conclusion?”

Choose five more questions to answer from the list on pages 117-118 of the textbook in Appendix B under the header “Expert Fingerprint Testimony – Jury Trial.” Write out answers to these questions as if you were testifying.

Presentation with the following slides:

  1. Court chart with latent and known fingerprint with minutae numbered
  2. Answer to the question “What was the result of your examination and comparison?”
  3. One slide for each of the five questions from the list and an answer to the question written out.

Attached is a template to get you started. Or feel free to create one of your own.


  • Submit a PowerPoint presentation in APA format.
  • Maximum 10 slides in length, excluding the Title and Reference slides.
  • At least two resources, including the textbook.

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Court Presentation

CRITERIA Deficient Needs Proficient Exemplary
  0 – 11 points 12 – 15 points 16–19 20 points
Court Chart Examination of Examination of Examination Examination of
  the fingerprint the fingerprint of the the fingerprint
  minutiae points minutiae points fingerprint minutiae points
  is mostly not is somewhat minutiae is accurate.
  accurate. accurate. points is  
  0 – 14 points 15 – 19 points 20–24 25 points
Results & Results and Results and Results and Results and
Comparsion comparison are comparison are comparison comparison are
  not accurate. somewhat are mostly accurate.
  Not clearly accurate. accurate. Clearly
  discussed on Somewhat Mostly clearly discussed on
  the slide. clearly discussed on the slide.
    discussed on the the slide.  
Testimony Does not Somewhat Mostly Clearly,
Questions clearly, clearly, clearly, accurately, and
  accurately, and accurately, and accurately, concisely
  concisely concisely and concisely answers 5
  answers the answers at least answers 5 courtroom
  courtroom 4 courtroom courtroom testimony
  testimony testimony testimony questions.
  questions or questions. questions.  
  missing more      
  than 2      
  0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 – 9 points 10 points
Resources 0 resources or n/a 1 resource 2 resources
  resources that      
  are not      
Presentation More than 10 n/a n/a Less than 10
Length pages     slides
Clear and Errors impede Significant errors Few errors Writing and
Professional professional that do not that do not format are
Writing and presentation; impede impede clear,
APA Format       professional,


guidelines not



professional presentation.


professional presentation.

APA compliant, and error free.