Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
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Committee Member 2
Committee Member 3
In recent years, there have been many academics that have challenged the legitimacy of fingerprints as a source of individualized evidence. They have also questioned the experts that analyze fingerprints and the methods they use. There have been recent cases where judges have questioned the foundation of fingerprinting and dismissed fingerprints as evidence. This meta-analytic study brings together opinions, cases, and studies that focus on the foundation, evolution, and technological advancements of fingerprinting.
2013, Jonathan Dillon Barber
Barber, Jonathan Dillon, "Are Fingerprints Really Individualized Evidence? A Meta-Analytic Study" (2013). Master's Theses. 396.