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- Electronic ISBN 9780323286008
Fingerprinting is the least expensive and efficient forensic identification modality. Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains is an accessible and thorough guide to the forensic identification of postmortem fingerprint records from unidentified deceased—from fingerprint acquisition to submission and case management. The methods described in Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains use a number of different fingerprinting techniques to acquire examination-quality prints. Additionally, methods for accessing databases for humanitarian purposes are discussed, bringing a modern value perspective to the topic.
About the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice Series:
The Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series consists of short-format content on new developments, unique perspectives, or how-to information on areas in forensic science—all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Instructors wishing to provide their students with more in-depth coverage on certain forensic areas can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their syllabi without having to completely redesign their course, introduce overly complex material, or financially overburden their students. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals will find a wealth of valuable information to improve training sessions. Written by experts in the disciplines they are covering and edited by a senior scholar in criminal justice, Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice opens up the world of forensic science to the criminal justice community.
"…a consolidated and thorough guide to the recovery, identification, and management of unidentified postmortem fingerprint records – topics from postmortem fingerprint processing to database submission and case management are discussed…a postmortem processing workflow is described, which delineates various basic and advanced fingerprint recovery techniques used to acquire examination-quality records."--The Journal, Spring 2014