Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NIJ releases "The Fingerprint Sourcebook"

NIJ has completed their Fingerprint Sourcebook. The Fingerprint Sourcebook aims to be the definitive resource on the science of fingerprint identification. The Sourcebook was prepared by the International Association for Identification and topics covered include the anatomy and physiology of friction ridge skin (the uniquely ridged skin found on the palms and soles); techniques for recording exemplars from both living and deceased subjects; the FBI's Automated Fingerprint Identifications Systems (AFIS); latent print development, preservation and documentation; equipment and laboratory quality assurance; perceptual, cognitive and psychological factors in expert identifications; and legal issues.

1 comment:

D L Hough said...

The NIJ Fingerprint Sourcebook, free to download, is one of the best reference texts in the field of fingerprint technology. A Must for State and Federal people, as well as Crim.Defense Attorneys. Anyone in this area would be "negligent" not to have a hardcopy of this publication.

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