Product - LatentSleuth

LatentSleuth - Advanced Latent-to-Reference Matching Tool

LatentSleuth 2.0, a revolutionary matching tool to aid Latent Print Examiners (LPEs) in palm fragments and difficult finger impressions that exhibit:

  • Lack of Cores
  • Unknown/misleading orientation
  • Minimal friction ridge detail/minutia
  • Origins from tips and joints.

Outperforms existing matching algorithms on latent impressions incorporating all usable information rather than only minutiae as in traditional approaches enabling more challenging latent prints to be searched.

Offloads complex print searching to the novel matching algorithm.

Assists in comparing latent prints to known suspect reference prints, victim elimination sets, and candidates from AFIS searches.

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Easy to use
LatentSleuth provides step-by-step guidance and a complete suite of tools for latent print prep, reference print ingestion, annotation and provides an immediate starting point for difficult LPE manual comparisons.
Match more latents
Provides new opportunities within large search spaces (palms) and/or large reference sets, that could otherwise never be considered by LPEs.
Streamlined markup of comparisons for court documents
Uses an overlay to markup latent and reference space 'in tandem'
  • Mark maiden pairs
  • Paint Ridges
  • Write Notes
Overcomes the limitations
Associated with image-only, traditional search algorithms by trusting and allowing LPE expertise to influence latent friction ridge detail in the most difficult cases.
Optimizes Time and Throughput
For specialized tasks and reduces examiner fatigue.

Latent Print Examiners Agree!

LatentSleuth provides new opportunities within large search spaces (palms) and/or large reference sets, that could otherwise never be considered by LPEs

Popular FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

LatentSleuth provides a fingerprint matcher and comparator to support a latent print examiner's (LPE's) expertise. If an LPE is manually comparing anything with friction ridge detail, LatentSleuth can help. The provided matcher along with the available comparator tools allows an LPE to come to their match conclusions faster and with confidence. LatentSleuth's matcher excels on the most difficult latents: ones with minimal, confusing, or misleading friction ridge detail and palm fragments.

LatentSleuth's matcher runs a novel, mathematically intensive algorithm against every reference in a query. This is where the power of LatentSleuth lies and limits the supporting reference sets in a query ranging to a magnitude of 1 to 1000s of finger/palm images. The throughput of each query depends on the size of the LatentSleuth compute-cluster being used On-Prem or Cloud environment.

Although LatentSleuth's matcher supports image-only searches, we believe in trusting and leveraging LPE expertise in the hardest of latents. LPEs are allowed to optionally interpret ridge detail as to what they known is ground truth when preparing a match query. This maximizes the full potential of the matching algorithm.

Fingerprint images can be ingested from a variety of sources to build a match query such as Ebts/Eft files, flat files/directories (Png, Wsq, Jpeg2000, Pdf, etc), tenprint scans, photographs, major case enrollments, and latent search result files (SRLs).

No! Most of latent print examiner's manual searching happens with reference prints that NEVER touch a large-scale AFIS. LatentSleuth is designed to support dealing with reference data from usual suspects, elimination prints, major case files and palm impressions.

Yes, named reference sets can be saved to be reused across different match queries from cases. This is useful for scenarios such as matching 'Usual Suspects', 'Elimination prints' and ‘Major Case Impressions’.

Yes! LatentSleuth provides annotation tools designed by Latent Print Examiners to create side-by-side presentations that can be exported for purposes like court presentations.

Customer data security is our top priority and therefore it is our practice to adhere to the strictest data protection laws. LatentSleuth is built with strict security requirements and protocols to secure your data, such as FedRAMP High, CJIS 5.9 and ISO/IEC 27001. We also put our platform through annual security audits and assessments as well as high physical, procedural, and technical security measures to preserve the integrity and security of your data.
Research & Design

Backed By Years of Science

LatentSleuth is the realization of many years of research and design that has ultimately been submitted to the forensic community for peer review.