Canadian Friction Ridge Working Group

Mission Statement: The Canadian Friction Ridge Working Group (CanFRWG) mission is to support the forensic identification discipline by providing guidelines and resources to assist in ongoing training and professional development.

Disclaimer: CanFRWG documents are based on the reviews of published articles and are intended as guidelines for the Canadian forensic identification community. Individual law enforcement agencies are free to act on these guidelines as they deem appropriate, as they are not intended to replace or supersede existing policies or procedures.

Disclaimer: CanFRWG does not endorse the resources or training opportunities advertised or referred to on this site. Their inclusion on this site aims to promote awareness about these resources including educational and training opportunities that exist in the field of forensic friction ridge identification.

Documents and Articles

Reviews of recent articles and publications relating to our discipline, as well as documents and presentations created by CanFRWG


Activities of Interest


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