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fingerprint terms

TermDefinition
fingerprint classification fingerprints into file groups so that a file may be set upon the basis of fingerprints alone
RIDGE CHARACTERISTICS (GALTON'S DETAILS) Fingerprint ridges are not the same.They break and divide.
invisible fingerprints they are not really seen,but can be developed by powders or chemicals
inked fingerprint Using black printer's ink and a fingerprint roller, the ridge characteristics of certin person
Latent fingerprint impressions transferred to a surface
patent plastic fingerprint a fingerprint that is left in pain,oil,blood (etc) that is photographed
arches they are ridgelines that rise in the center to create wavelike pattern
loops are comprised of one or more ridges that double back on themselves
whorls look like whirlpools of ridgelines
voiceprints a voice that is recorded to see the energy patterns by the speech
SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION The ridge on every finger of every person is different.
AFIS can digitize fingerprint information
DISSIMILARITY difference between the opinion of the examiner
DISCREPANCY a difference between two patterns
DACTYLOGRAPHY the study of fingerprints
CORE the center of the fingerprint
INDIVIDUALIZATION matching of a latent print to one person
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 recommended process or methodology for comparison of a latent print to a known print.
Created by: brittney nichole