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:



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,