The practice of fingerprinting has been utilized for centuries as a source of identification that ranges in use from business transactions to the identification of human remains. Since as early as the 14th century, fingerprints have been used to identify individuals based on the accepted idea that no two are alike. In relatively recent years, fingerprinting has been one of the main sources used in the identification of criminals and the recording of criminal histories. The reason fingerprinting has become such a popular form ...

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