Hoover, J. Edgar Formerly, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
German, Edward R. U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, Georgia.
- Patterns and Classification
- Pattern area
- Focal points
- File system
- Latent prints
- Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems
- Automated palmprint identification system (APIS)
- Card reader
- Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
- Latent print searches
- Latent workstation
- Live scan
- Record print
- Matching score
- Smart card
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Distinctive ridges that appear on the bulb of the inside of the end joint of each finger and thumb. These ridges have definite contours and appear in three general pattern types, the arch, the loop, and the whorl, each with general and specific variations of the pattern, dependent upon the shape and relationship of the ridges.
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