& TECH., Fall 2003, at 47 ("Judge Pollak's first opinion [restricting latent fingerprint
individualization testimony] was the better one."); Recent Case, United States v.
Ulery et al., Factors Associated with Latent Fingerprint
Exclusion Determinations, 275 FORENSIC SCI.
comparison conducted from 1995 to 2016 (in some years
This paper proposes a latent fingerprint
segmentation method based on combination of the ridge density and orientation consistency, which are extracted to characterize both the global and local texture patterns of fingerprint image.
3 through 6, where they are applied to enhancing latent fingerprint
In March 2012, Anhui Province secured the number one position by a large margin in an annual study conducted by Public Safety Authority that seeks to identify latent fingerprints
from unresolved cases spanning the entire country.
forensics are but one of the many active ways in which the U.S.
A latent fingerprint
on an improvised explosive device can lead to a suspect if the print is in a database.
In the friction ridge discipline, an individualization is often reported as, "One latent fingerprint
detected on a demand note has been identified as a fingerprint of JOHN DOE." Similarly, when testifying, an examiner often describes the individualization conclusion with a statement such as, "The latent print on Government's Exhibit 10, a revolver, and the fingerprint recorded in the right index finger block on the fingerprint card bearing the name 'John Doe' originated from the same source."
The scientific challenge is to detect the very low levels present in the latent fingerprint
. This has been achieved by borrowing a technique from nature.
The trace, as a theme, is also illustrated by Beck's incorporation of "latent fingerprint
powder." (Beck uses the material as he did mortician's "wound filler" in earlier work, as a ready-made layer of associations.) The evidentiary properties of the (barely visible) powder are shared by the (very visible) chalk in which variations on the exhibition title--SIGN MYSELF, ASSIGN ME, SINGLE MYSELF, SHELF MY SONG--were written, and increasingly smudged and footprinted, on the floor.
In a Baltimore County, Maryland, courtroom, a state circuit court judge ruled that testimony about latent fingerprint
evidence was not admissible because the state could not prove that it had "a reliable factual foundation." In granting the defense motion to exclude the testimony, Judge Susan Souder likened unquestioning confidence in fingerprint evidence to some people's stubborn belief in a flat Earth.