|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 01:04 pm: ||
First of all, that print may or may not belong to the person who committed the robbery (was it a robbery, or a burglary?). It could be your print or one belonging to someone else that had been in your house previously.
Also was the print of a finger, or a portion of a palm. Many departments don't have the ability to electronically search a palm. If it were a finger, theoretically belonging to the person who committed the crime, if they have never been fingerprinted previously then there won't be a match. There must be a prior fingerprinting in order for a match to be made from a computer search.
Most Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems have the ability to register the print. When new cards are entered into the system, they are searched against this database of unidentified prints. So the match could come years down the road, if at all.
I hope this helps.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 04:29 am: ||
My name is ric from california .I was Robbed last year and its been 1 year since I havn't heard from the investigator. They found a fingerprints on a window glass. they where succesfully lifted the finger prints off the glass. I think that all that they have to do is to find a match to their database. To tell you personally, I don't know how it works why it takes them too long to get the person who did it. They said that they need to go to a convicted felone files for possible matches. Personally What if that person doesnt have a convicted record. Where would they find and match it.