Fingerprints may be one of the oldest forms of forensics, but how much does the average person really know. Consider how this week’s material may be relevant to your Week Six Final Paper. Prior to beginning this activity, please review the required resources:
- An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
- Chapter 8: Fingerprint Evidence
- Fingerprint identification: How Far Have We Come?
- Examination of evidence: Fingerprints and footprint (Links to an external site.)
- Where do fingerprints come from? (Links to an external site.)
- (Links to an external site.)Shining light on the evidence (Links to an external site.)
- Fingerprint analysis part 1: Types of fingerprints (Links to an external site.)
- Fingerprint analysis part 2: Fingerprint sub-classes (Links to an external site.)
- Fingerprint analysis part 3: Fingerprint minutia (Links to an external site.)
Your report must focus on the discussion, collection, and analysis of fingerprints from a crime scene, and it must include the following:
Explain the history of fingerprint analysis.
- Explain the characteristics of fingerprints.
- Describe how fingerprints are collected from a crime scene as well as how they are taken from a person.
- Explain how fingerprints are analyzed.
- Articulate what aspects of this week’s material you can use to complete your analysis of the crime scene in your Final Paper.
The Fingerprint evidence paper,
- Must be approximately 1,000 words (approximately four double-spaced pages in length not including title and references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).