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Forensic Science: Ch 4 Review
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The LEAST common type of fingerprint
The MOST common type of fingerprint
What is a fingerprint pattern?
They contain loops, whorls and arches
What is a ridge characteristic?
The tiny details of a fingerprint (minutiae)
How can fingerprints be changed?
They cannot be changed. There is always some details that will match.
A loop that opens toward the thumb
How many deltas are in a whorl pattern?
At least 2
What is a latent print?
An invisible print
What type of print can be made in blood?
What type of print can be made on a wooden table?
What type of print can be made on a glass window?
What type of print can be made in soft wax?
What type of print can be made in fudge?
Why are fingerprints considered individual evidence?
Although all prints have whorls, arches, etc, their location on a finger tip makes them UNIQUE. (*Short answer on Quiz)
What are fingerprints made of?
Water, salts and organic compounds (& sometimes body oils) (*Short answer on quiz)
How are fingerprints deposited?
When a person touches or handles an object
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