A guide to Automated Fingerprint Systems, and information on how AFIS works

AFIS stands for Automated Fingerprint Identification System, and it is a biometrics system for automated fingerprint identification; the system consists of a database of fingerprint images used for criminal identification purposes, and is used worldwide. A very simple definition of a fingerprint impression is any impression of, or left by, the friction ridge skin of […]

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Footprints and tire tracks, how do police match them to a suspect?

How do police develop, and collect, footprint and tire track impressions – and how do they perform forensic examinations on the impressions? Much like fingerprint impressions, footwear and tire impressions can be deposited on just about any surface; and just like fingerprint impressions, they fall into three basic categories. Visible (patent), latent, and plastic. Impressions […]

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