dactyloscopy


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dactyloscopy

 [dak″tĭ-los´kah-pe]
examination of fingerprints for identification.

dac·ty·los·co·py

(dak'ti-los'kŏ-pē),
An examination of the markings in prints made from the fingertips; employed as a method of personal identification. See: Galton system of classification of fingerprints.
[dactylo- + G. skopeō, to examine]
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Alphonse Bertillon and dactyloscopy, Journal of Forensic Identification (1993) 43:604-625.
Coppock (forensic science, Eastern Washington U.) is also a lead specialist with a county-level forensic unit and a certified latent print examiner, accomplishments he puts to good use in his descriptions of the history of fingerprint identification, friction skin, friction skin classification, exemplar fingerprint impressions, latent fingerprint development and recovery, special development procedures and conditions, quality variation, identification, fabrications and errors, evidence, photography, computerized databases, scientific comparative evidence, legal courts and dactyloscopy, and the training and protocol needed for 10-print and latent print examiners.
Keywords: Dactyloscopy, Forensic Sciences, digital image, fingerprints, enhancement.