Thursday, August 11, 2011

NIJ Fingerprint Sourcebook Released

The National Institute of Justice has released the complete edition of The Fingerprint Sourcebook, the definitive guide to the science of fingerprint identification.

Prepared in consultation with law enforcement and forensic experts, The Fingerprint Sourcebook consists of fifteen chapters covering: the anatomy and physiology of friction ridge skin (the uniquely ridged skin found on the palms and soles); the FBI’s Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS); latent print development, preservation and documentation; equipment and laboratory quality assurance; and legal issues.

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