|Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 01:29 pm: ||
Regarding identification (versus development/detection), the primary advances in the past 70 years have involved the realization that there was no scientific foundation for a "minimum number" of matching "Level 2" points... and that instead the quantity and quality are used in the ACE-V process to effect reliable identifications. In the US, published scientific literature abandoned point counting in the 1940's.
In the UK, it was the late 1990's before they completely abandoned their obsolete internal rules. Contrary to popular belief and published literature, it was not a rule of law in the UK for 16 points, but a police administrative policy. They had exceptions and would make identifications on fewer points for many prints (eight, for example when there where multiple impressions) before they embraced the North American non-numerical standard.
At onin.com, read the pdf booklet Ridgeology in the Expert Topics area. Also read through the Problem Idents pages.
Additionally, though not technically fingerprint identification in the strictest sense (it is generally more of screening candidates), look at the AFIS links for advances in that technology.
|Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 09:43 am: ||
I am doing a project for school and i cannot find some information on advances because all my sources are older.