The Science of Matching Fingerprints: Similarity, Sequence, and Size

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

 
The Science of Matching Fingerprints: Similarity, Sequence, and Size

Matthew B. Thompson, University of Queensland

9:30-10:30 am
Psychology & Social Behavior conference room, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Room 4323

Abstract:
For over a century, the matching of fingerprints has been used for forensic identification. Despite that history, there have been no published, peer-reviewed studies directly examining the extent to which experts can correctly match fingerprints to one another.

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