East Northport area event to investigate the science of fingerprints

September 24, 2017 by  

Young amateur sleuths and those who are interested in learning more about how the police solve crime are welcome to come to an East Northport area workshop that will solve the mystery of how fingerprints can be used in criminal investigations.

The Dust Away Crime: The Truth about Fingerprints session will be facilitated by a staff member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/DNA Learning Center, and will explain the science of fingerprinting. The attendees will have a chance to explore the practice, which has been used for more than 100 years to determine who committed a crime.

The workshop is open to those between the ages of 10 and 13, and they are required to bring along an adult chaperone. They will learn how to dust for fingerprints, analyze their own, and see how they are unique. After this, they will even have an opportunity to use their new knowledge and skills to try and match a “suspect” to some “evidence” that will be provided to them. Digital copying can be used by a printer to produce copies of handouts and other materials for an event like this.

The Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory/DNA Learning Center will serve as the venue for the occasion, which will be held on October 14, and the ticket price is $22. More details can be found on its website.