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FS 163 Fingerprint Science

Time: Spring 2014: Thurs 5:00-7:00, Fri 11-12:45
Location: Thurs MH 520, Fri MH 523
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History and use of fingerprints in criminal identification. Topics include the scientific basis for fingerprint ID, anatomy of friction ridge skin, pattern classification, minutiae marking, the Henry System, AFIS and ACE-V, and court presentation of fingerprint evidence. Prerequisite: Justice Studies or Forensic Science major; Justice Studies minor. Suggested preparation: FS 11, FS 161