Scotts Fingerprint Mechanics

Scotts Fingerprint Mechanics

Scotts Fingerprint Mechanics

By Robert D. Olsen, Sr., United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Fort Gordon, Georgia. With a Foreword by Walter R. Scott. This expanded and updated version of the original FINGERPRINT MECHANICS will serve as a comprehensive course of instruction and reference for students of finger printing, experienced investigators, and interested laymen. Following a general introduction to the science of fingerprints and fingerprint identification, the author gives detailed instructions on how to take high quality inked impressions of the fingers, palms and soles. Information is included on obtaining postmortem and other problem prints and on techniques for recovering latent fingerprint evidence from crime scenes and evidentiary items. With respect to latent prints, the author has incorporated into this one manual all existing procedures, emphasizing those techniques which will be of the most practical use to the average investigator. Identification of fingerprints also receives thorough coverage.

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