Monday, July 13, 2020

Video: Fingerprint Fallibility

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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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From Season 1,  of the tv show ‘The Firm‘ where the fallibility of fingerprint evidence is discussed in court. Mentions of minimum number of points, bias,  Mayfield case, and the type of challenges that Fingerprint Evidence can expect to face when being questioned in court.

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