29 Jan Science of Fingerprints
Write a three page essay answering the following questions. Use two independent sources for information.
Explain the principles and processes used in the analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification of latent fingerprints. Explain the ACE-V process. Break down each step, and explain what is done by an examiner, and why each step is vital to the process.
Define class characteristics and individual characteristics of latent fingerprints. Present one example of each as they deal with forensic science, and also specifically with fingerprints. Explain how your examples fit the definitions. At what step of the ACE-V process are class characteristics and individual characteristics of a print looked at?