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5 Matching questions

  1. Visible Prints
  2. Thomas Jennings
  3. Whorl
  4. Eccrine Gland
  5. Ear Prints
  1. a A special plastic material rolled from the bottom of the ear to the top produces an ear print that can be developed just like a fingerprint. Ear prints can also be lifted from windows at crime scenes.
  2. b largely water with both inorganic (ammonia, chlorides, metal ions, phosphates) and organic compounds (amino acides, lactic acids, urea sugars)
  3. c first person be convicted using fingerprints in the US
  4. d A 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.
  5. e Made by fingers touching a surface after the ridges have been in contact with a colored material such as blood, paint, grease, or ink.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. has friction ridges that enter on one side of the finger and cross to the other side while rising upward in the middle
  2. Foot Prints are taken at birth as a means of identification for infants.
  3. Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (FBI's). Police forces can submit samples to be compared to those on this computerized database
  4. an Argentinian police officer, researched the science of fingerprints, corresponded with Galton, then devised his own system of fingerprint classification.
  5. unique and can be used to identify suspects. These imprints were placed in gum and could be matched to crime scene evidence.

5 True/False questions

  1. Brandon Mayfieldfirst person to be convicted using fingerprints


  2. Latent PrintsRidge impressions left on a soft material such as putty, wax, soap, or dust.


  3. Powderslines can be identified and may be used against suspects


  4. Plastic PrintsRidge impressions left on a soft material such as putty, wax, soap, or dust.


  5. Ninhydrinfumes react with oils and fats to produce a temporary yellow brown reaction. Iodine crystals sublime (go directly from solid to vapor).