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Fingerprint terms

TermDefinition
fingerprint classification classified by different types of lines in the fingerprint
ridge characteristics (Galton's details) ridges in the fingerprint are not continuous
invisible fingerprints not usually seen; can be developed through powders and powders or chemicals
inked fingerprints recording the friction ridges using black ink prints
latent fingerprints fingerprints transferred to a surface by sweat in the ridges, or residue of oil, dirt, blood, etc.; can be visible or unvisible
patent (plastic) fingerprints impressions left in soft surfaces such as putty, grease, tar, butter, or soft soap
arches run from one side to the other, make no backward turns
loops one or more of the ridges starts on either side of the impression, re-curves, touches or crosses another line in the fingerprints
whorls make a turn through at least line in the fingerprint
voice prints graphic record made by a sound spectrograph of the energy patterns emitted by speech
scientific basis of fingerprint identification based off of forensic science
A.F.I.S uses imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyze fingerprint data
dissimilarity only occur in prints that are not of the same origin
discrepancy no similarities in two fingerprints, difference
dactylography the impression on a surface of the curves formed by the ridges on a fingertip
core top region of the innermost loop of the fingerprint
individualization distinguish one item from another of the same type
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 detail concerning ridges, such as the shape of edges, width, and if pores are present
ace-v Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, Verification
Created by: hannnah_mooody