Finger prints

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 17thfabn, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. A cop investigating a crime in St. Louis Mo., in the middle of the USA finds a finger print at the scene. From there how is that finger print compared to the tens of millions of finger prints on file? Is the system computerized?
     
  2. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Yes, its called AFIS Automated fingerprint identification system.

    AFIS
     

  3. Huck Finn

    Huck Finn Member

    877
    Aug 17, 2004
    AFIS will compare the prints to the millions on file and narrow it down to the closest matches. The final ID on the print is made by a Finger Print Tech by hand.
     
  4. That is truly amazing, think of the millions of finger prints they have just from service personnel! To sort through such a huge file is truly a monumental task. Can you imagine doing such a job without computers?
     
  5. Huck Finn

    Huck Finn Member

    877
    Aug 17, 2004
    No kidding! I think it would be impossible without them!
     
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