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Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE)"

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2020

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Forensic Identification

Volume

70

Issue

3

First Page

265

Last Page

274

Abstract

When a person flexes the hand to make a fist, the dorsalside skin near the knuckles tightens. When the fist is relaxed, the skin may fold, creating lines variously called wrinkles and creases.1 In a recent case, these lines were the evidence that was used to try to identify a defendant. The charges against the defendant, Devin Whitfield [1], included child pornography. Part of the evidence consisted of an image taken on a cell phone that included the dorsal side of knuckles. The prosecution called a qualified fingerprint analyst. In light of her expertise in fingerprint analysis, it is useful to review the similarities and differences between knuckle creases and fingerprints.

Comments

The following is published as Kadne, J, Knuckles and Fingerprints: A Comparison and Case Study. Journal of Forensic Identification: 2020 70(3);265. Posted with permission of CSAFE.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Forensic Identification

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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