The Tennessee Division of the International Association for Identification (TN IAI) is comprised of forensic scientists, ten print examiners, detectives, crime scene technicians and others dedicated to advancing education and training for crime scene processing and forensic identification disciplines. The TN IAI hosts a conference featuring current topics and distingquished speakers. Training is also sponsored through the division. Please contact any member of the board if there is training you would like to see sponsored throughout the year. Become a member and help the division grow stronger!


The Summer 2017 Newsletter is available to view or download!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the TNIAI, you can download an application form in the Membership section of the website.
Committee chairs are appointed annually by the TN IAI President. Click here to see the current committee chairs. If you are interested in becoming a chair member in the future, please contact the TN IAI President.
If your agency is hosting training in 2017, you can send a flyer or information on the training and we will put it in the training section of the website.

A truly comprehensive handbook, this work serves as a one-stop practical reference for law enforcement and crime scene technicians on finding, collecting, and packaging evidence and all the steps required to preserve and prcoess the crime scene. Topics include: documentation and note taking; photograph; sketching; searching; fingerprint lifting: physical, serological, and trace evidence; firearms and tool mark evidence; footwear and tire impressions; digital evidence; injury documentation; bloodstain pattern evidence; clandestine graves and scattered human remains; questioned document evidence; and report writing. Click here for more information.


The Forensic Institute for Research and Education (FIRE) has de12:43 PM 4/28/2017veloped a smartphone app called Checklist App for Scene Examination (CASE) for first responding officers to use at crime scenes. Using a checklist approach, this app can significantly improve crime scene documentation and evidence preservation. Smartphone technology combined with a systematic (checklist) approach will allow first responding officers to capture critical evidence that may be destroyed or altered in the first hour.

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Written by more than 50 law enforcement and forensic experts worldwide, The Fingerprint Sourcebook consists of 15 chapters covering: the anatomy and physiology of friction ridge skin (the uniquely ridged skin found on the palms and soles); techniques for recording exemplars from both living and deceased subjects; the FBI’s Automated Fingerprint Identifications Systems (AFIS); latent print development, preservation and documentation; equipment and laboratory quality assurance; perceptual, cognitive and psychological factors in expert identifications; and legal issues.

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Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders, Second Edition is intended for first responders to a variety of crime scenes who may have the responsibility of protecting, recognizing, collecting and preserving electronic evidence at the scene.

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