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5.2 Fingerprints-2

5.2 Fingerprints-2 - Forensic Biology Dactyloscopy Lecture...

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1 Lecture 1: Forensic Serology Lecture 2: Fingerprints Lecture 3: DNA analysis Forensic Biology Dr. B. L. Lim Associate Professor School of Biological Sciences b[email protected] Tel: 22990826 Dactyloscopy The use of Fingerprints for Identification Greek daktylos, the width of one finger skopein, to examine Fingerprint Identification Why 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 10 60 !! 1987 2000 Fingerprint formation The 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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