|Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 09:03 pm: ||
There is no difference between the prints of either sex, except that they are not the same (identical). Both sexes contain all the variations of pattern types.
Obviously male prints can be larger than those of a female, but there are many instances when the reverse will also be true.
Experienced print experts may often state when reviewing a latent that it belongs to a male or female, before the latent has been identified. This comes from an assessment of the ridge structure disclosed in the latent and any other features, i.e., creases (dish-pan hands) on the skin. But this is not a foolproof analysis, just a "pointer" for the expert to consider to save time and effort during the comaprison or AFIS process.
The most common fingerprint pattern type is the Loop, followed by the Whorl. I have never heard of the Twist. Maybe we should ask Chubby Checker. He could enlighten us all!!!
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 03:15 pm: ||
Do boy fingerprints differ from that of a girls fingerprints? Which fingerprint is most common, the whirl, the twist or the loop?