Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Whritenour is a Latent Print Examiner certified by the International Association For Identification (IAI). As such, he is one of an elite group of several hundred IAI certified Latent Print Examiners in the world.  He has over thirty years experience in all facets of the forensic discipline to include processing items of evidence/crime scenes for the presence of latent friction skin impressions (finger, palm and footprints) and the comparison of latent prints to inked prints.

He served as a Special Agent/Senior Latent Print Examiner/Training Officer with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), located in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.  While in that capacity, Mr. Whritenour was responsible for the administration of a rigorous two-year resident course of instruction in the science of latent print identification and footwear comparison to students aspiring to be Latent Print Examiners.

Since retiring from USACIL in 1992, Mr. Whritenour has performed as a Consultant regarding the science of latent print identification to State and Federal Government agencies, large corporations, attorneys, private investigators and private individuals.

Mr. Whritenour has lectured on the subject of latent print identification to law enforcement agencies, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators, the United States Air Force Staff Judge Advocate School, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mercer University School of Law, the insurance industry and both state chapter and parent organization of the International Association For Identification. He also co-authored research in the field published in the Journal of Forensic Science and is published in “The Guardian”, a publication geared toward criminal defense attorneys in the state of Alabama.


  • FBI Basic Fingerprint Classification
  • FBI Advanced Latent Fingerprint Techniques
  • FBI Admin. Advanced Latent Fingerprint Identification Course
  • FBI Footwear Identification Course
  • FBI Latent Print Photography
  • Latent Print Examiner Course (Two year resident USACIL)
  • Laser Latent Print Development (Texas Tech University)
  • Latent Print Development via Alternate Light Sources
  • (Orange County, FL Sheriff’s Office/Valencia Community College)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), St. Leo College, St. Leo, Florida

Mr. Whritenour has been qualified as an Expert in the forensic science of latent print
identification in Federal, State, Municipal and Military Courts of Law.