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Forensic Science Fingerprinting Test

Principles of Fingerprints
1) a fingerprint is an individual characteristic because no two fingers have yet to be found to possess identical ridge characteristics
2) a fingerprint have general ridge patterns that permit them to be systematically classified
3) a fingerprint will remain unchanged during an individual's lifetime
layer in between the dermis and the epidermis that forms fingerprints
dermal palpillae
ulnar loop
opens toward little finger
radial loop
opens toward thumb
Automated Fingerprint Information System
Reflected Ultraviolet Imaging System; detects latent prints without chemicals or powders