|Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 11:09 am: ||
If there are no file prints for the prints obtained from the scene to be matched to, the prints won't be able to provide a suspect.
But, automated fingerprint systems are able to store the crime scene prints that have been run against the database and did not provide a match. When new cards are added to the database, they are ran against these previously unmatched prints and a subsequent match can be made.
As an example, I ran a print in 2000 that did not produce a match. A week ago an person's prints were added to the database and a potential match came up. After comparing the new entry to the print that I entered in 2000, I determined that they were from the same source. Thus this person wasn't produced at the time as a result of not being in the database. But once added to the database, they were subsequently ID'd.
Hope that helps.
Joshua P. Walker
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2005 - 04:44 am: ||
Can someone be caught for a crime by fingerprinting if they have never been takin in and printed before?