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a fingerprint pattern that resembles a bull's-eye
a fingerprint pattern in which the ridge pattern flows inward and returns in the direction of the origin
a fingerprint pattern in which the ridge pattern flows from one side of the print to another
Francis Galton (1822-1911)
Father of Fingerprinting, developed fingerprinting as a way to uniquely identify individuals
Sir Edward Henry
Fingerprint classification system used in the U.S. and Europe
a hidden fingerprint made visible through the use of powders or other techniques
Fingerprints are readily observable by the naked eye.
a three-dimensional fingerprint made in soft material such as clay, soap, or putty
A chemical reagent used to develop latent fingerprints on porous materials by reacting with amino acids in perspiration - used on paper products
a chemical used on latent prints found on wood products
Chemical treatment that utilizes superglue vaporization to produce a permanent white print.
ridge characteristics (minutiae)
Ridge endings, bifurcations, enclosures, and other ridge details, which must match in two fingerprints in order for their common origin to be established
an impression left on any surface that consists of patterns made by the ridges on a finger
Principles of fingerprinting
No two finger prints are the same, remains unchanged throughout someones life, general patterns allow them to be classified systematically.
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