This will be offered to an innovative project in the area of forensic identification with high potential to make an impact in the field.
Aziz ul Haque and Hem Chandra Bose, were two Indian officers recruited by Sir Edward Henry to utilise anthropometry in the advancement of the science. It was ul Haque who first derived the subdivision of fingerprint records into 1024 different groups that became the basis of the system for fingerprint classification, subsequently credited to Sir Edward Henry and is universally called the Henry system of classification. The role of Haque and Bose has long been recognised within the worldwide fingerprint community.
The award aims to recognise the contribution of these two pioneers, who were young researchers employed in developing forensic identification methods, by encouraging others who are similarly engaged.
The prize will be awarded to the most outstanding piece of original and previously unpublished work by anyone fulfilling the criteria outlined that advances any part of our understanding of forensic identification.
The work receiving the category awards will be considered for publication in Fingerprint Whorld. The overall prize winner will be invited to present their work at an appropriate CSFS conference.
The award of the Haque and Bose prize will be decided by the Fingerprint division committee and ratified by CSFS Council.
The work will be judged on the following criteria:
There are three categories of award
The one overall prize winner will then be selected from the three category winners.
Entries to be received by 30th June for consideration for that calendar year.
Each category winner will receive a certificate.
The overall prize winner will receive a certificate and a 24 hour package to attend the CSFS Autumn conference and awards dinner to receive the award.
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