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Fundamentals of Figerprint Analysis.


Fundamentals of Figerprint Analysis

Hillary Moses Daluz

CRC Press


319 pages




The first section of this textbook for criminal justice courses introduces the history of fingerprint science and then covers fingerprint physiology and embryology, fingerprint patterns and classification, known fingerprints, latent fingerprints, and biometrics. Section 2 describes fingerprint processing methods such as forensic light sources and physical and chemical processing methods. Section 3 deals with aspects of fingerprint analysis, such as documentation, crime scene processing, fingerprint comparisons, and courtroom testimony. Appendices provide processing protocols. There is also a transcript of expert witness testimony from an FBI fingerprint expert. Learning features include key terms, objectives, summaries, and review questions, along with b&w and color photos in the lab and in the field. A separate lab manual is also available. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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