March 12, 2008 - Fingerprint Analysis A great discovery...

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Fingerprint Analysis A great discovery if. ..? -Criminals could be positively identified? -Crime Scene fingerprints could be identified? William Hershel -1822-1917 -First to use fingerprints for identification purposes -Used fingerprints to stop pension frauds -Conducted “persistency tests” and concluded that fingerprints did not change over a lifetime Sir Francis Galton -1822-1911 -Cousin of Darwin -Together with Will studied fingerprinting as an identification system Alphonse Bertillion -developed a system of measurement that was adopted by many contries including Canada as their identification system Sir Edward Henry -Based on 5 types of fingerprint patterns Henry developed a fingerprint classification system that is the basis for fingerprint classification systems used today Arch Pattern -made up of ridges lying one above the other in a general arching formation Tented arch
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-consists of at least 1 up-thrusting ridge which tends to bisect superior ridges at a right angle Loop patterns
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CRIMINOLOG 201 taught by Professor Albanese during the Winter '08 term at Windsor.

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