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fingerprint termin.

fingerprint classification is a procedure in which fingerprints are grouped in a consistent and reliable way.
ridge characteristics the combination of details in the shapes and positions of ridges in fingerprints that make them unique
invisible fingerprints not readily seen but can be developed through powders or chemicals.
inked fingerprint help ensure that the person arrested is identified correctly
patent (plastic) fingerprint one form of visible print, are impressions left in soft substances such as putty, grease, butter or soft soap.
arches ridges flow in one side and flow out the opposite side.
loops the ridges will flow in one side, curve again, touch or pass through an imaginary line and exit the pattern on the same side as it entered.
whorls a series of almost concentric circles
voice prints a visual record of speech analyzed by frequency
scientific basis of fingerprint identification The ridge arrangement on every finger of every person is different. and the ridge arrangement is permanent throughout the persons life.
A.F.I.S. Automated Fingerprint Identification System a computerized method used to analyze digital images of individual fingerprints
dissimilarity differences
discrepancy a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts
dactylography the scientific study of fingerprints as a means of identification
core A structure in the print that is the center line or lines of the print
individualization the opinion matching of a latent print to one person as its source to the exclusion of all other people in the world
class one/level one detail the general ridge flow of a fingerprint.
class two/level two detail aspects of a particular ridge path.
class three/level three detail finer detail concerning individual ridges, such as the shape of the edges, their width, and the presence of pores.
ace-v Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, Verification. describes the recommended process or method for comparison of a latent print to a known print.
Created by: bellashepherd