Fingerprints. Chapter 14. History of Fingerprinting. History of Fingerprinting. Alphonse Bertillon 1883 – First systematic attempt at personal identification Used portrait parl é - verbal description of perpetrator’s physical characteristics and dress provided by an eyewitness
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Dr. Juan Vucetich
Sir Edward Richard Henry
New York City Civil Service Commission
A Fingerprint is an Individual Characteristic; No Two Fingerprints Have Yet Been Found to Possess Identical Ridge Characteristics.
A Fingerprint Will Remain Unchanged During an Individual’s Lifetime
Fingerprints Have General Ridge Patterns that Permit Them to be Systematically Classified.
Refer to Fingerprinting 101 to identify the various classes of fingerprints.
The point at which one friction ridge divides into two friction ridges
Double Bifurcation Opposed Bifurcation
1. Photographs are taken
2. Prints are preserved
have prints covered with cellophane
to protect it