The acronym: ACE-V describes the methodology followed by the Latent Print Section in latent print examinations. The Analysis involves assessment of the latent print impression prior to comparison. The Comparison step is the visualization of the known print to determine if the features viewed correspond with those seen in the latent print. In the Evaluation phase, the Analyst assesses the quality and quantity of features observed in the Analysis and Comparison steps and forms a conclusion as to whether the two prints are from the same source. Verification is the complete and independent examination by another competent Analyst of the two prints, beginning with analysis, and following through the comparison and evaluation phases.