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Firearms and Fingerprints

Firearms evidence examination and fingerprint comparison have had a long and interesting history. The role of fingerprints in human identification can actually be traced back several thousand years. The develop… (See Below for Full Description)
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Firearms evidence examination and fingerprint comparison have had a long and interesting history. The role of fingerprints in human identification can actually be traced back several thousand years. The development of the science of fingerprint comparison and the scientific examination of firearms, however, began in the early 19th century. The goal of the preservation of physical evidence is to associate each piece of evidence with its responsible source, allowing forensic scientists to answer questions regarding the who, what, when, where, how, and why of a crime.

Firearms and Fingerprints traces these early beginnings and the icons that laid the groundwork for the current science. Coverage includes the highly specialized education, training, and experience required for current practitioners in the modern forensic laboratory. Providing a thorough examination of the capabilities and limitations of firearms and latent print evidence, this book also looks at future possibilities as these fields continue to evolve and looks at the recent legal challenges that have arisen. Author Edward Hueske uses his extensive experience as a forensic scientist, professor, and consultant to paint a detailed picture of this fascinating science, which is sure to engage students.

Chapters include:
  • Overview
  • A Brief History of Firearms and Fingerprints and the Scientists Involved
  • Scientific Principles, Instrumentation, and Equipment
  • Forensic Applications
  • The Future.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5512-8
ISBN-10 816055122
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1886-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Essentials of Forensic Science
Author Edward Hueske
Publication Date 11/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendix. Glossary. Cross-references. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. Tables.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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