1•Lecture 1: Forensic Serology •Lecture 2: Fingerprints•Lecture 3: DNA analysisForensic BiologyDr. B. L. LimAssociate ProfessorSchool of Biological Sciencesb[email protected]Tel: 22990826DactyloscopyThe use of Fingerprints for IdentificationGreekdaktylos, the width of one fingerskopein, to examineFingerprint IdentificationWhy are fingerprints important in forensic?•100 % unique to the individual •Do not change with AGE!•Friction ridge patterns vary within limits which allow for classification•Identical Twins?1 out of 1060!!19872000Fingerprint formationThe ridges of a fingerprint are formed by the dermal papillae during fetal development and remain permanent throughout one’s lifetime.•Wound or burn?
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