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Taking fingerprints in law and justice

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Last week, the third year law and justice classes learned how to take fingerprints. There are two types of fingerprints, face prints and rolled prints. The class took face prints, which is a flat fingerprint.

To take the fingerprint you put your finger straight down on the paper. The students did this for all five fingers on both hands twice. Then they used a magnifying glass and a lumen, another magnification device, to look at the fingerprints closer.

Ashleigh Thornton (11) said she “thought it was a very fun experience and it let [her] see how things are going to be in the career.”

Another student, Lydia Stroud (11), said “it was a good learning opportunity because [she] got to see the fingerprints.”

The classes got to look at the different parts of a fingerprint and examine them on their own. They put perspective to fingerprinting rather than just reading about it in a book.

In the next two weeks the class will also learn how to take rolled prints and learn the difference in the two types.

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  1. Robert Huth on November 14th, 2017 7:00 am

    It is always good to learn from this blog. Never knew that there are two types of fingerprints. Thanks for sharing, this is a kind of article any reader would love and share.

    Regards,
    Robert Huth
    https://www.mid-hudsonlaw.com/

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