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If a family relative is unable to identify a person, what else can identify a person? DNA and fingerprints can, but DNA is expensive and takes a long time to get results. Fingerprints are unique. The individual lines, or ridges, of a fingerprint are the unique part of your print. Where these lines split, end, circle or do anything else identifies you as you! These tiny lines of detail are called “minutiae (min-oo-sha).” The fingerprints taken by the M.E. will be run through a computerized system called IAFIS (Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System) in the hopes of getting an identification of the deceased.
Today, you will practice getting fingerprints from another person, your lab partner. You will also compare two of your prints to find where the minutiae are different, in at least 10 places.
Part 2: Marking the Minutiae
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