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  • Characteristics Of Fingerprints

    Fingerprints have been widely used throughout the world as means of identification for forensic purposes. Forensic experts have extensively relied on premises that fingerprint characteristics are highly discriminatory and immutable amongst the general population (Haber and Haber, 2008). Fingerprint formation is induced by the stresses and strains experienced by the fetus in utero, which are random and infinite, it is likely that they subsequently produce a random, infinite variety of friction ridge patterns (Gutiérrez-Redomero, and Alonso-Rodríguez, 2013). Fingerprints are classified into five major common classes: Arch, Tented Arch, Left Loop, Right Loop and Whorl as shown at figure (1) (Cao et al., 2013). Figure 1: Major five classes of fingerprints:…

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  • Forensics: Fingerprint Development Technique

    Fingerprint Development Techniques Fingerprint development techniques are vital in crime scene analysis, personal identification purposes, and forensic research. There are three different types of fingerprints that are known: patent prints, plastic prints, and latent prints. Patent prints are common and the easiest to locate because they are visible to the naked eye, while plastic prints are also easy to locate, but far less commonly found than patent prints. Latent prints are the most common…

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  • Forensics In Criminal Investigations

    Fingerprints can help identify suspects, prove a person innocent, and help build cases in court. In most television crime shows, it is portrayed that as soon as a print gets put into the system it takes a matter of seconds and maybe a minute before a single sure result pops up on the screen with the face of the man or woman to whom the print belongs. However, this is not the case. Before a fingerprint can even get tested and verified there are a series of steps that have to be followed through…

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  • Fingerprinting: The Dead Girls Of Hysteria Hall

    D. Fingerprinting is an impression or mark made on the surface by a person's finger tip. It is used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorals and lines. This fingerprinting is valuable to detectives case because the detective who has the mystery case, where a person was murdered would use fingerprinting. You would use fingerprinting to track down the murder and the bystander. How you can see fingerprinting is not with the naked eye but with a special light. Fluorescent…

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  • Case Study: Drawn To Injustice

    traits. It was later found that Zain’s lab did not have the equipment to conduct this type of test. Zain had faked the data used as evidence, and then testified for its validity in the prosecution of an innocent man. Junk science is characterized as a theory or practice that is considered without a scientific foundation or backing. An example of junk science, is when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used latent fingerprint matching and misidentified American, Brandon Mayfield, as the…

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  • Effects Of Contextual Information

    contextual information that was given, prior to evidence collection. According to Dror et al (2006) that the confirmation bias effect of contextual information, can render a lot of forensic disciplines inaccurate and prejudiced; that when left unnoticed, can lead to the wrongful imprisonment of innocent people. This critical essay will show, that contextual information leads to the formation of inaccurate and biased conclusions, in forensic investigations. This essay will critically discuss the…

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  • Essay On Forensic Science

    The science of my topic is revolves around criminal law and forensic science. According to staffs. ac. uk “Forensic science is any science used for the purposes of law, and therefore provides important scientific evidence for use in the courts of law, e.g. in a criminal investigation and trial.” Today's world got a lot of new technology and that makes it easy for forensic scientists to solve more crimes than ever before. Also the field has grown exponentially over the years. Forensic science…

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  • Criminalist Career

    When people go to college they often have one major in mind. Many people also often have somewhat of an idea of what they want to do for a career. In this essay I will be discussing an occupation, its major, important things that go with it, and also other jobs that you can choose within that major. In 1896 Sir Edward Richard Henry found a system to classify fingerprints. In 1897 DNA could be used to find or eliminate suspects from the case. Berkeley began an academic department for…

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  • The Role Of Light Waves In Forensic Science

    nearly 300 million meters per second until the waves penetrate another medium. These mediums can be associated with glass or water, at the point of penetrating they would suddenly slow down while in the air causing the rays to bend creating refraction. (What is Refraction?, 2016). To indicate how fast every medium waves travel, you will have to use refractive index. Refractive index can measure the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to its speed. (Richard Saferstein, 2011). Forensic…

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  • Forensic Science

    tools they can work with now, making it a bit easier to help them solve crimes. They have tools for fingerprint analysis, ballistics, DNA typing, and recently forensic phenotyping of simple physical traits such as human eye and hair color. The future of forensic science is bright; tools, gadgets and programs are ever evolving and forensic technicians have taken the advantage to capitalize on these new discoveries to help them gather more information and analyze findings at a crime scene. In the…

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