Title

Ancestral and Sex Determination by Fingerprint Analysis

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensic experts for over a century to identify people. The goal of this presentation is to give attendees an insight into the literature surrounding several studies that look at the use of fingerprints as a method for assessing a person’s sex and ancestry. These studies look at several aspects of fingerprints of several races and sexes, then compare the numbers of different patterns and details within each race and sex category, to find similarities and differences. Patterns specific to sex and ancestry can help law enforcement and forensic anthropologists in identifying victims and/or perpetrators.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Ancestral and Sex Determination by Fingerprint Analysis

WUC Pacific Room

Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensic experts for over a century to identify people. The goal of this presentation is to give attendees an insight into the literature surrounding several studies that look at the use of fingerprints as a method for assessing a person’s sex and ancestry. These studies look at several aspects of fingerprints of several races and sexes, then compare the numbers of different patterns and details within each race and sex category, to find similarities and differences. Patterns specific to sex and ancestry can help law enforcement and forensic anthropologists in identifying victims and/or perpetrators.