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an impression taken of the indents present on the finger tips. These have been used in the detection of crime since before the Fingerprint Bureau at Scotland Yard was established in 1901, relying on the hypothesis that no two people have the same fingerprint. The first conviction was secured in 1902. The process works by comparing distinctive features of the suspect print with a print found at the scene of the crime. Palm prints were used in 1931. In 2002 it was accepted that ear print evidence might be admissible but that scientific misgiving meant that it could be subject to critical cross-examination. The process is now computerized. See e.g. AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS). While the roots of the use of fingerprints are in criminal investigation, computerization means that the same concept and technology can be used for basic civilian identification purposes, even secure use of personal equipment.
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I do have to admit that Thumbprint Leadership has mystical and unexplained elements that do not follow more conventional codes of leadership.
Those experiencing unreadable thumbprints have urged the authorities to utilise authentication systems that are able to read prints of the other fingers besides those of the thumb, as implemented in some other countries.
A significant association was found in between thumbprint patterns and vertical class III neoclassical facial proportion only when the frequency of both left and right thumbprint patterns was considered a single entity (Table 5).
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The clinic provides monthly check-up by using an advanced device operated by thumbprint. Consultants will pay periodic visits to the clinic.
Thumbprint chicks You will need: | Yellow ink or poster paint (washable only!) | Scraps of orange paper or a fine orange felt tip pen | Fine black marker pen | White paper or card | Googly eyes or tiny circles of paper | Glue Method Get your child to press their thumb into the ink or paint and make a thumb print onto a piece of white paper or card.
Prosecutor Nicholas Lumley QC told the jury that Baker's thumbprint, found at the scene of crime in Mr Coates' blood on a piece of plastic, is the "fundamental" piece of evidence.
Yet in many ways this was a classic Graham exhibition: a complex network of cultural and personal references, with the rather inconspicuous photogravure Meissonier with My Thumbprint, 2009, as something like its epitome.
Half of the 4,000 adults surveyed expect to be able to pay by scanning their thumbprint by 2025.
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Information about Palestinians in question, including thumbprint and facial identity, can be passed in real time, allowing for passage to be revoked in a matter of minutes.A military source told Ynet, "A new situation has emerged in the territories with the creation of the security fence.
According to the Daily Breeze, "Stores will now be required to get permits to sell ammunition and collect the name, address and thumbprint of each customer who buys it." Says Marc Halcon, president of the California Association of Firearms Retailers, "The criminal element isn't affected by this at all.