Question 1 (5 points)
In the 1970’s the first automated fingerprint identification systems were developed. They are called:
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None of the above
Question 2 (5 points)
The two layers to friction skin are:
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Epidermis and Dermis
Inside and Outside
Ulnar and Radial
None of the above
Question 3 (5 points)
Friction Skin Identification is an applied science.
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Question 4 (5 points)
Hermann Welcker conducted the first study into the permanence of the details of friction ridges, and the study took 34 years.
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Question 5 (5 points) Question 5 Unsaved
Friction skin is permanent and is formed during the 8th month of fetal life.
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Question 6 (5 points) Question 6 Unsaved
What are the three main regions of the palm?
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Hypothenar, Thenar, and Regional
Interdigital, Thenar, and Hypothenar
Interdigital, Thenar, and Hyperthenar
Thenar, Regional, and Interregional
Question 7 (5 points) Question 7 Unsaved
What are the basic tenets of friction skin identification?
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Friction skin is permanent and unique
None of the above
Friction skin is unique but not permanent
Friction skin is permanent but not unique
Question 8 (5 points)
What is anthropometry? How is it related to the discipline of fingerprint evidence?
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Question 9 (5 points)
Why do identical twins have different fingerprints? How would you explain this in words to a jury?
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Question 10 (5 points)
Identify four (4) key contributors to the field of fingerprint identification; also describe how their contribution has influenced the discipline.
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Question 11 (5 points)
Why was Josiah Flint so impressed with Sgt. Ferrier’s ability to produce his prints? What does this tell us about using fingerprints for identification purposes?
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Question 12 (5 points)
Who published the first book on the science of fingerprints? What were the book’s most important contributions to understanding fingerprints?
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Question 13 (5 points)
Are the prints found on the soles of the feet the same as those found on fingertips? Why or why not? Who authored a text describing this phenomenon?
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Question 14 (5 points)
What Saint Leo Core Value is most applicable to the use of the Bertillon method for identifying an individual? Can you articulate why this is so?
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Question 15 (5 points)
What is meant by the phrase “natural law”? Does it have an impact on how fingerprints are collected or used as a means of criminal identification?
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Question 16 (5 points)
In your opinion, what is the significance of Dr. Babler’s testifying at a Daubert hearing?
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Question 17 (5 points)
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What is the dermal papillae and why is it important in fingerprinting?
Question 18 (5 points)
What major advance in fingerprint technology was pioneered by Juan Vucetich and Sir Richard Henry? What was the importance of this advance?
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Question 19 (5 points)
In 1904, a specific event occurred which changed how two groups viewed fingerprint evidence. What was the event and who were the two groups? Also, what is the importance of these two groups coming to agreement on the importance of fingerprint evidence? Is this still relevant today?
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Question 20 (5 points)
Why is the West case so important to the fingerprint discipline? Why were the other methods identified not helpful?
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