Thursday, August 13, 2020

Video: Finding Patterns in Fingerprints

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Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 7 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
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The first time fingerprints were ever used as evidence in a murder investigation, the detectives used the same system of classification that we use today.

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show an introduction into the breakthrough case in 1892 when a fingerprint was used to track down a child killer – the Rojas Murder case.

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