Principles & Methods in Fingerprint Identification


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FRS509 - Principles & Methods in Fingerprint Identification

This course introduces students to the history of fingerprints as it relates to individualization; friction skin development; how to obtain a proper set of known fingerprint impressions; the Henry Classification System and the Auto-Class Classification System; fingerprint individualization with emphasis on Ridgeology; palm print individualization including the use of palmar flexion creases; procedures utilized in crime scene examination and recovery of fingerprints; chemical techniques for fingerprint detection. The Identification of Criminals Act and the role of the expert witness in the Canadian court system are also covered.

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