Advances in Fingerprint Technology

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CRC Press, Jun 15, 2001 - Law - 456 pages
Fingerprints constitute one of the most important categories of physical evidence, and it is among the few that can be truly individualized. During the last two decades, many new and exciting developments have taken place in the field of fingerprint science, particularly in the realm of methods for developing latent prints and in the growth of imag
 

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Contents

1 History and Development of Fingerprinting
1
2 Identification of Latent Prints
41
3 Composition of Latent Print Residue
63
4 Methods of Latent Fingerprint Development
105
5 Fingerprint Development by Ninhydrin and Its Analogues
177
6 Fingerprint Detection with Photoluminescent Nanoparticles
211
7 Silver Physical Development of Latent Prints
241
8 Automated Fingerprint Identification and Imaging Systems
275
9 Measurement of Fingerprint Individuality
327
10 The Expert Fingerprint Witness
389
Glossary of Commonly Used Courtroom Terms
409
APPENDIX
413
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