Fingerprint Examination & Analysis
Fingerprint Identification is the method of identification using the impressions made by the minute ridge formations or patterns found on the fingertips. No two persons have exactly the same arrangement of ridge patterns, and the patterns of any one individual remain unchanged throughout life. Fingerprints offer an infallible means of personal identification. Other personal characteristics may change, but fingerprints do not. The value of fingerprints in forensic science is based on Locard’s exchange principle, which suggests that a person always leaves something behind (and takes something with him or her, too) every time that person interacts with the environment.