|Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 12:16 pm: ||
There was one case of a Chech. safe robber in the 1940's who was a fortune teller by day and safe robber by night. He would have people press their hands into soft clay tablets and use castings of their fingers to leave fingerprints on the safe's he had burglarized. This was mainlly done in an attempt to throw the police off his trail rather than to "frame" another person. There have been others who have done similar things with Elmers' castings of the fingerprint of another person, etc.
"Forged" fingerprints look different than real fingerprints. An experienced examiner would most likely notice the strange appearance. Furthermore, if someone claims the evidence in the case was forged, an experienced fingerprint examiner can point out types of detail on the friction ridges that simply would not appear in an impression left by a cast; in essence the impression will be consistent with an impression from actual friction ridge skin rather than a cast of skin.
|Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 03:38 am: ||
Only in a horror movie, when the criminal takes the skin of the person.
|Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 03:56 pm: ||
Is it possible for a person to 'make' the prints of another person and use them in the commission of a crime?