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Fingerprint Science

Conference/Workshop:
Forensics@NIST2016
Published: 2017
Primary Author: Joseph Kadane
Research Area: Latent Print

1. What fingerprint analysts do.
2. Fingerprint Uniqueness
a) Biology
b) Empirical
c) Persistence
3. AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification
Systems)
4. The identification decision
5. Conclusions

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