Title

Swirls and Whorls: The Science of Fingerprints

Date

6-1-2017 1:00 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:45 PM

Location

NS 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

A fingerprint has been known to be part of a person's identity for centuries and is a key piece of evidence to identify a victim or suspect. This presentation will explore how fingerprints are unique to you, how forensic investigators detect fingerprints using both traditional and newer methods. Where the fingerprints are stored and where the future of fingerprinting is heading will also be discussed.

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Jun 1st, 1:00 PM Jun 1st, 1:45 PM

Swirls and Whorls: The Science of Fingerprints

NS 101

A fingerprint has been known to be part of a person's identity for centuries and is a key piece of evidence to identify a victim or suspect. This presentation will explore how fingerprints are unique to you, how forensic investigators detect fingerprints using both traditional and newer methods. Where the fingerprints are stored and where the future of fingerprinting is heading will also be discussed.