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How Fingerprinting Works

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Fingerprinting has been used by law enforcement agencies for more than a century. See more forensics pictures.

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By Stephanie Watson

A woman has been murdered. When the detectives arrive on the scene, the house is in shambles. Clothes are strewn about the floor, lamps are ov­erturned and there’s no sign of the assailant. Then, one of the detectives picks up a glass. On its side is a smudged, bloodythumbprint. He takes it down to the lab, where it’s analyzed and matched to a recorded set of prints. The detectives catch their killer. Continue reading