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5 Matching questions

  1. Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911)
  2. Retinal Prints
  3. Footprints
  4. Ulnar Loop
  5. Alphonse Bertillon
  1. a established the idea of individuality and permanence of fingerprints
  2. b Foot Prints are taken at birth as a means of identification for infants.
  3. c The blood vessel patterns may be unique to individuals. They are used for today various security purposes.
  4. d opens towards the pinky
  5. e developed the first truly organized system of identifying individuals in 1883

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. first person be convicted using fingerprints in the US
  2. admitted to Leavenworth Penitentiary, same as William West, another prisoner who had the same appearance and Bertillon measurements
  3. unique and can be used to identify suspects. These imprints were placed in gum and could be matched to crime scene evidence.
  4. an Argentinian police officer, researched the science of fingerprints, corresponded with Galton, then devised his own system of fingerprint classification.
  5. has friction ridges that enter on one side of the finger and cross to the other side while rising upward in the middle

5 True/False questions

  1. LoopA plain or central pocket whorl have at least one ridge that makes a complete circuit. A double loop is made of two loops and an accidental is not covered by other categories.


  2. Sebaceous Glandsecrete fatty or greasy substances


  3. PalmsIntegrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (FBI's). Police forces can submit samples to be compared to those on this computerized database


  4. Visible PrintsMade by fingers touching a surface after the ridges have been in contact with a colored material such as blood, paint, grease, or ink.


  5. BiometricsShoe prints can also be left at a scene and can be useful in apprehending a suspect


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