ISBN-10:
084939502X
ISBN-13:
9780849395024
Pub. Date:
09/18/1992
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Friction Ridge Skin / Edition 1

Friction Ridge Skin / Edition 1

by James F. Cowger

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Overview

Here is a complete guide to the collection, classification, and comparison of friction skin prints and the determination of identity and nonidentity. It discusses: the cause and significance of variations in prints; the importance of class characteristics in print; the application of probability in decision making; and photographic techniques and considerations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849395024
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/18/1992
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series , #8
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Taking Inked Prints
Prints of the Living. Other Devices and Materials for Recording Prints. Major Criminal Prints. Printing Problem Suspects. Printing the Deceased.
Classification
Fingerprints. Palm Prints. Sole Prints.
The Evidence Print
The Latent Print. The Visible Print. The Plastic Impression. Locating, Developing, Preserving, and Collecting Evidence Prints. Determining the Age of an Evidence Print.
Photography of Prints and Impressions
The Camera. Film. Use of Colored Filters. Lighting.
The Basis of the Comparison
Class Characteristics. Individual Characteristics. Determining Identity.
Comparing Prints
Orienting the Evidence Print. Locating Minutiae. Tonally Reversed Prints. Laterally Reversed Prints. Distortion. Overlain Prints.
Some Comparisons of Evidence Prints
Reporting and Testifying to Conclusions
References
Index

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