Fingerprints Essay

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Fingerprinting is used for many things, such as a robbery, or at a crime scene. Fingerprints were first discovered in 1870 by Alphonse Bertillon, who was a French anthropologist. In 1892, Juan Vucetich had made the first criminal report using a fingerprint. In 1905 America used fingerprints for identification. When America started using fingerprints for identification they had to match the fingerprints manually when needed. When technology was able to enter fingerprints, and match them with anonymous ones, it helped identification immensely. Fingerprints are formed during the first, third to fourth months of fetal development. While growing (in the womb) the fingerprint and the ridges will expand. A fingerprint stays the same from when…show more content…
A fuming chamber is when you take any type of super glue, and put it into the chamber. Then we put the object into the chamber and turn it on, and leave it in there for about twenty minutes. When the object is done in the chamber, we will then take it out of the chamber and dust it with the regular powder to find the print. Then we will use the tape to lift the print from the object. Humans are not the only living creatures that have fingerprints. Primates have fingerprints too. The Koala has fingerprints that are very similar to fingerprints from a human, that it is hard to tell the difference. The Gorilla is another primate that also has a fingerprint. The Gorilla has hands and feet that are very similar to a humans, and ridges on them that allow them to lift and grab things. There are different types of patterns for fingerprints, there are Arches, Loops, and Whorls. An Arch is found in five percent of fingerprints encountered. There are two types of Arches a Plain Arch, and a Tented Arch. Therefore they are the rarest. Loops are found in sixty to seventy percent of fingerprints encountered. Therefore they are the most common. Whorls are found in twenty five to thirty five percent of fingerprints encountered. There are four types of fingerprints, the Plain Whorl, Central Pocket Whorl, Double Loop Whorl, and the Accidental Whorl. When someone is arrested, they must be fingerprinted even drunk drivers and drug users. If the
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