California State Division of the International Association for Identification (CSDIAI)

California State Division of the International Association for Identification (CSDIAI) is a not-for-profit, professional, association dedicated to the application of the forensic sciences in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice communities, as well as the private sector. The Division's charter was granted in August of 1916 making it the first Division to hold a charter under the parent body (IAI). Membership numbers exceed 650 persons throughout the United States with the majority of members working in the State of California.

International Association for Identification

The International Association for Identification (IAI), founded in October 1915, is now the world’s oldest and largest forensic science/identification association. The IAI has grown into the most prestigious professional association of its kind with more than 7,000 members worldwide. Currently, the Association has 45 divisions representing 50 states and territories and 69 countries.

International Association for Identification The IAI Collection

In 2005, the IAI selected the WVU Libraries to house its priceless research library due in part to WVU's pioneering program in the field of Forensic and Investigative Sciences education.

the IAI Collection is the most comprehensive forensics information resource in existence. Included are materials dating back to late 19th century when the field of scientific criminal investigation was in its infancy.

Fingerprint Society

The Fingerprint Society started as “The National Society of Fingerprint Officers” in 1974, but due to international interest was transformed into the “Fingerprint Society” a year later.


In the News

July 10, 2015

OPM hack's unprecedented haul: 1.1 million fingerprints

The hackers who stole millions of federal personnel files also took 1.1 million fingerprints, a theft that poses an unprecedented danger.

May 08, 2015

Fingerprints give away more than identity

Method detects tiny specks of cocaine, other illegal drugs stuck in whorls


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