|Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 11:32 pm: ||
Please read the fingerpint FAQs and Daubert information at onin.com.
|Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 07:56 pm: ||
My name is Neesha and I'm a third year university student at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
I'm doing a Formal Report on the use of Fingerprints as evidence. I've come across a lot of articles that label Fingerprinting a non-scientific and say that it should not be accepted in courts. But yet others, like David R. Ashbaugh's report on Ridgeology Modern Evaluative Friction Ridge Identification sound quite scientific.
What are the current thoughts going on in the forensic community on fingerprints? Why are people labelling this technique as not scientific and what could be done to make it more so? Is there any doubt that fingerprints are unique?
Also, I was wondering if there is anyone (who is considered a fingerprint expert, or is involved in the police/judicial system) who wouldn't mind answering some questions for my report.