Sunday, November 29, 2020

Video: Where do fingerprints come from?

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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 cradle to grave, no matter how much fingers grow, everyone’s fingerprints are unique and unchanging. The Smithsonian Channel have created an informative video to explain this fundamental concept.

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