Forensic Fingerprints,
Edition 1
Edited by Max M. Houck

Publication Date: 12 Feb 2016

Forensic Fingerprints, the latest in the Advanced Forensic Science Series which grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward, serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching fingerprint detection and analysis, and will also prove to be an excellent reference for forensic practitioner libraries and for use in casework.

Coverage includes fingerprint science, friction ridge print examination, AFIS, foot and palm prints, and the professional issues practitioners may encounter. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this book is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community.

Key Features

  • Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of interpretation and comparative methods
  • Contains information on the chemistry of print residue and the visualization of latent prints
  • Covers fingerprint science, friction ridge print examination, AFIS, and foot and palm prints
  • Includes a section on professional issues, from crime scene to court, lab reports, health and safety, and certification
  • Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions, and additional reading suggestions
About the author
Edited by Max M. Houck, Vice President, Forensic and Intelligence Services, LLC, Virginia, USA
Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Chemistry and Visualization
Section 3: Fingerprints
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Interpretation
Section 6: Other Methods
Section 7: Professional Issues
Book details
ISBN: 9780128005736
Page Count: 208
Retail Price : £58.99
  • Komarinski, Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS), 9780124183514, Jan 2005, $95.95
  • Vanderkolk, Forensic Comparative Science, 9780123735829, Jul 2009, $98.95
  • Houck, Firearm and Toolmark Examination and Identification, 9780128005668, Oct 2015, $79.95

Graduate level forensic science students and educators, as well as entry level forensic professionals