Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Second Edition (Forensic by Henry C. Lee, Robert Ramotowski, R. E. Gaensslen

By Henry C. Lee, Robert Ramotowski, R. E. Gaensslen

Fingerprints represent some of the most very important different types of actual facts, and it really is one of the few that may be really individualized. over the past twenty years, many new and interesting advancements have taken position within the box of fingerprint technological know-how, quite within the realm of tools for constructing latent prints and within the progress of imaging and AFIS applied sciences. This absolutely up to date moment variation of the bestseller, Advances in Fingerprint know-how, covers significant advancements in latent fingerprint processing, together with actual, chemical, instrumental, and blend suggestions. Written by way of a popular crew of major forensic identity and criminalistic specialists, this beneficial paintings provides intriguing growth in fingerprint technology.

New during this edition:

  • Latent fingerprint chemistry
  • Techniques directed at lipid-soluble elements
  • More succinct remedy of AFIS
  • A new process that applies nanocrystal expertise to latent fingerprint development
  • A systematic, statistically-based perspective concerning the individuality of fingerprints
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    It is a movement away from dogma and toward science. It means letting go of some of our absolutes and opening our minds a little further to embrace the realities of fingerprint identification as it must become: less subjective, less absolute, and more correct. This transition may not be a comfortable one, but as we confront our fears and apply ourselves to the solutions, we will find that the profession will become stronger than ever before. © 2001 by CRC Press LLC 0923Ch02Frame Page 41 Monday, May 14, 2001 1:31 PM 2 Identification of Latent Prints ROBERT D.

    The little information that is available in the identification literature regarding the processes of evaluation and individualization usually covers only the numbers of points required for an identification or the methods of demonstrating an identification in legal proceedings. The methods of courtroom presentation of fingerprint evidence may provide a clue as to the rationale of some examiners when making an identification in as much as these presentations may be viewed as models of the methodology of these examiners in arriving at their conclusions.

    Although there have been tremendous advances in fingerprint technology during recent years, the basic principle and logic of these two missions have remained the same. In fact, the latent print examination process is the same as in any other type of forensic examination. 1). Recognition and Examination Recognition of the areas where one is most likely to find latent prints is probably the most important step in the examination of latent print evidence. © 2001 by CRC Press LLC 0923Ch02Frame Page 43 Monday, May 14, 2001 1:31 PM Without it, no amount of further laboratory examination or automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) searches are likely to shed much light on the case, with regard to fingerprint evidence.

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