Challenges to Fingerprints

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Lawyers & Judges Pub., 2009 - Law - 217 pages
This book is the culmination of years of research. The authors have meticulously researched the field of fingerprint comparisons and now offer you an in-depth look at the reliability of this science. They cover topics such as forensic individualization, the ACE method, Automated Fingerprint Search, certification, error rates, contamination, training, and court challenges to fingerprints, among others.Beginning with a brief background into fingerprints, Ralph and Lyn Haber explain, in lay terms, the science behind forensic fingerprint comparison, and how exactly reliable is a fingerprint identification. They then take a more in-depth look into fingerprints and their use, including fingerprint comparison.

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Lyn Haber has four degrees, including a BA from Brandeis University, a MA and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught graduate and undergraduate science courses at Temple University, the University of Rochester, Stanford University and the University of Illinois, rising from the rank of instructor to full professor. She is presently a partner in Human Factors Consultants. She has published 150 scientific articles and books, and presented at 150 scientific conferences. She has been retained in nearly 200 criminal and civil litigation cases, and has testified in both federal and state superior courts. Lyn is a partners of Human Factors Consultants, a firm that has provided consultation, research and expert testimony to the legal profession on identification matters since 1980.

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