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FS - fingerprints

fingerprint review patterns

What person was the first to use fingerprints to identify criminals? Henry Fauld
What person was the first to identify fingerprint patterns? Francis Galton
What person is credited with being the first to write a book about fingerprints? William Herschel
Are minutiae fingerprint patterns or unique features in fingerprints? unique features
How many unique features are found on most fingerprints? about 150
List the three main fingerprint patterns. loops, arches, and whorls
What are the groups or types of arches? plain arches and tented arches
What are the groups or types of loops? right slant and left slant loops or radial and ulnar loops
What are the groups or types of whorls? central pocket, plain whorl, double loop, accidental
Ridges on a radial loop run toward which finger? the thumb
Ridges on an ulnar loop run toward which finger? the little finger
What is a delta in a fingerprint? the place where ridge patterns divide
What does AFIS stand for? Automated Fingerprint Identification System
What is live scan? A computerized way to collect fingerprints from a suspect
Created by: lb goodlock