Citations with the tag: FINGERPRINTS

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  • Few see stigma in fingerprinting, survey indicates.
     // American Banker; 12/23/96 Supplement, Vol. 161 Issue 244, p2A 

    Reports on the public's attitude towards the use of fingerprinting technology in banking and retailing purposes. Results of a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corp.; Where consumers view the practice as appropriate.

     // Cricket; Sep2000, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p44 

    Gives instructions for duplicating a method of finding and lifting fingerprints which was developed by Sir Francis Galton in the mid-1800s.

  • Be a fingerprint detective.
     // Hopscotch; Jun/Jul94, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p14 

    Focuses on fingerprints and its use in identifying criminals. Fingerprint patterns; Producing fingerprints; Matching patterns.

  • Fingering the guilty party.
    Kowalski, Kathiann M. // Odyssey; Mar96, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p24 

    Focuses on fingerprinting. Process description; Applications in criminal investigations; Alternative light sources.

  • Lifting `latents' is now very much a high-tech matter.
    Fincher, J. // Smithsonian; Oct89, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p201 

    Discusses how lasers and chemicals have revolutionized the use of fingerprints in criminology. History of fingerprinting; Old and new high-tech procedures; How fingerprint technique may soon provide a powerful diagnostic tool in the field of medicine.

  • Fingerprinting fun.
    Agnome, Julie Vosburgh // National Geographic World; Jun95, Issue 238, p14 

    Focuses on fingerprinting. Use of fingerprints in detective work; Patterns of fingerprints; Developing and lifting prints.

  • Science at your fingertips.
    Leyden, Michael B. // Teaching Pre K-8; Aug/Sep93, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p34 

    Discusses the interest in the process of fingerprinting. Similarities in the conduct of scientific studies and a criminal investigation; Nature of investigations; Creation of fingerprints; Classification of fingerprints; Latent prints; Uses of fingerprinting; Entries in the fingerprint file of...

  • New techniques put the finger on criminals.
    Leyden, Michael B. // Current Science; 1/4/91, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p9 

    Looks at how advances in chemistry and computer science are improving the use of fingerprints in criminal investigations. Technique developed by chemist George Saunders at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

  • Fingering the criminals.
    Pierce, Julia // Engineer (00137758); 1/10/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7618, p17 

    Reports that Japanese forensic experts have claimed that they developed a method for obtaining fingerprints left on human skin. Overview of the method; Limitations of effectiveness.

  • Art at your fingertips.
    Markle, Sandra // Parenting; Nov96, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p80 

    Presents suggestions in creating artworks through fingerprints. Materials; Mechanics.

  • Useless information.
    Redshaw, Kerry // Bulletin with Newsweek; 8/15/95, Vol. 116 Issue 5983, p100 

    Narrates events and stories related to fingerprints. Discovery of William Herschel; First man to solve a murder using fingerprints.

  • Your fingerprints.
    Hall, Mark A. // Cricket; Sep97, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p36 

    Provides information about fingerprints. Three basic fingerprint patterns; Comparing latent fingerprints to inked fingerprints; Value of fingerprints in identifying people; Bertillon method of identify people.

  • The fingerprint mystery.
    Mitter, Kathryn // Turtle; Oct/Nov98, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p24 

    Presents an easy way to study fingerprints. Materials needed for the experiment; Procedures of the experiment.

  • Fingerprinting leaves quill pen era, enters cyberspace.
    Lee, Harry // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008); 8/05/96, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p35 

    Focuses on the technological improvements undertaken by the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's Sheriff's Office regarding fingerprinting identification. Installation of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS); Mechanics of the AFIS; Implication of the AFIS on criminals.

  • Young criminals leave no clues.
    Hill, Stephen // New Scientist; 04/26/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2079, p11 

    Focuses on findings of Oak Ridge National Laboratory chemist Michelle Buchanan that children are less likely to leave fingerprints because of volatile chemicals produced on fingers. Knoxville, Tennessee police officer Art Bohanan's investigation of a crime where the girl victim did not leave...

  • Who are you?
    Pritchard, Arvilla; Remington, Barbara // Cricket; Aug93, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p47 

    Gives information on fingerprints. The three different types of fingerprints: the arch, the loop and the whorl; Combinations of the three types called composites; Copying your own fingerprints. INSET: Toes tell tales, too..

  • Biometric Identification.
    Lerner, Eric J. // Industrial Physicist; Feb2000, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p20 

    Focuses on the biometric recognition systems by finger prints or iris patterns. Definition of biometric identification; Application of biometric technology for accessing automatic teller machines; Development of fingerprinting concept in 19th century; Utilization of biometric identification in...

  • A molecule goes to court.
    Brynie, Faith Hickman // Odyssey; Mar96, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p8 

    Focuses on DNA fingerprinting. Process description; Use of restriction enzymes to cut a DNA molecule into pieces; Applications in criminal investigations; Controversies. INSET: DNA the master molecule, by F.H.B..

  • HANDS-ON SCIENCE (No Lab Required).
    Brynie, Faith Hickman // Science World; 10/3/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p11 

    Provides information on a hands-on experiment, which will enable students to learn how scientists lift fingerprints and match them with a person.

  • Fingerprints...the identifying agent!
    Brynie, Faith Hickman // Monkeyshines on America; May2001 U.S. Gov./Judicial, p15 

    Focuses on the usability of fingerprints for identification. Usefulness in solving police mystery cases; Description of a fingerprint; Application of dusting powder in fingerprinting.

  • DNA evidence gaining more acceptance.
    Brynie, Faith Hickman // USA Today Magazine; Aug95, Vol. 124 Issue 2603, p15 

    Reports on the growing of DNA evidence for identification. Sample size requirements of profiling techniques; Development of a national database for DNA profiles by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other local crime laboratories; Concern over possible abuse of DNA profiles.

  • Fingering the Giraffe.
    Lusted, Marcia // Odyssey; Oct2007, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p48 

    The article provides information on the fingerprints of giraffes.

  • The trial of the century.
    Lusted, Marcia // American Forests; Jul/Aug95, Vol. 101 Issue 7/8, p28 

    Reports that a murder case in Maricopa County, Arizona, was solved through genetic testing of a palo verde tree's seed pods.

  • Group slams fingerprinting children.
    Lusted, Marcia // Education (14637073); 7/26/2002, Issue 64, pN.PAG 

    Reports the criticism given by Privacy International, a human rights group, against the practice of fingerprinting among students at British schools.

    Lusted, Marcia // Scholastic News -- Edition 4; 10/11/2004, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p8 

    Presents an activity for children about fingerprints.

  • Invasion of the body samplers.
    Cosh, Colby // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 7/10/95, Vol. 22 Issue 30, p18 

    Reports on the proposal in Canada to allow law enforcement agents to take DNA samples from criminal suspects. Arguments against the country's gun control legislation; Arguments for DNA tests in the rape case of Tara Manning; Precedent enabling police to perform invasive medical procedures.

  • Fingerprinting exercise leads to breach in exam security.
    Lawton, Millicent // Education Week; 02/04/98, Vol. 17 Issue 21, p14 

    Highlights the fingerprinting exercise required from 5th grade students in Michigan before an examination which was considered unlawful in the state. Details on how the fingerprinting exercise was publicized by Diane Barnes, a parent of one of the students; Law in the state about the...

  • Counterfeiting CFCS.
    Lawton, Millicent // UNESCO Courier; Jun97, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p41 

    Highlights the discovery of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) as substitute for chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) for making finger prints appear clearly on porous surfaces. Chemical properties of HFCs that makes it suitable to replace CFC.

  • Fingerprints: A new look at Naegeli-Franceschetti-Jadassohn Syndrome.
    Lawton, Millicent // Journal of Medical Genetics; Sep2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 44, pS77 

    An abstract of the study "Fingerprints: A new look at Naegeli-Franceschetti-Jadassohn Syndrome" is presented.

  • The Little Prints.
    Neeson, P. // Boys' Life; Oct99, Vol. 89 Issue 10, p71 

    Discusses how to use the Henry system to analyze fingerprints.

  • BE a FiNGERpRiNt DEtECtiVE.
    Neeson, P. // Hopscotch; Apr/May2013, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p18 

    The article offers instructions on checking and matching one's fingerprint patterns with the other.

  • Genetics in the courtroom.
    Krajick, Kevin // Newsweek; 1/11/1993, Vol. 121 Issue 2, p64N 

    Offers a look at the controversy surrounding DNA testing. How it can clear a suspect; Kerry Kotler was released after 11 years in jail after DNA typing proved he was innocent; Kotler is one of at least a dozen men to be freed from prison based on a comparison that didn't match; Police downplay...

  • Fingerpring sensing--pointing the way to low-cost biometrics.
    Krajick, Kevin // EDN; 05/07/98, Vol. 43 Issue 10, p48 

    Looks at the use of biometric technology for fingerprint sensing. Integration of fingerprint-sensing technologies in a chip by four integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers; Reference to the prices of optics-based sensing units; Information on the IC approaches used by the companies.

  • Whose DNA is it anyway?
    Wall, W.J. // New Statesman & Society; 12/8/95, Vol. 8 Issue 382, p20 

    Focuses on a new technique of DNA analysis, called Short Tandem Repeat analysis. Matching of DNA profiles of the deceased with their relatives; Concerns over proposal to set up a national DNA database.

  • fingerprint.
    Wall, W.J. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p873 

    A definition of the medical term "fingerprint," which refers to a smudge made when oils from the distal portions of the finger come into contact with an object, is presented.

    Dalyell, Tam // New Scientist; 9/1/2001, Vol. 171 Issue 2306, p53 

    Comments on the views of Simon Cole, a historian of science on the accuracy of fingerprint matching. Reliability of the fingerprint systems used by police; Legality of retaining fingerprints and DNA samples of suspected criminals; Registration of fingerprint experts.

  • The latest verdict on DNA fingerprinting.
    Dalyell, Tam // U.S. News & World Report; 4/27/92, Vol. 112 Issue 16, p17 

    Discusses what the `New York Times' meant to write in its front-page story on DNA fingerprinting last week. The basis of a new report on DNA fingerprinting; Definition of DNA fingerprinting; The chances of accusing the wrong person using the procedure; The use of the procedure in courts; Why...

  • Fading Fingerprints.
    Dalyell, Tam // Wilson Quarterly; Spring2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p9 

    Focuses on the proficiency of fingerprint identification process in the United States. Difference between whole fingerprints and fingerprints found at crime scenes; Results of proficiency tests conducted in police fingerprint laboratories.

  • More Material for the CSI Gang.
    Dalyell, Tam // USA Today Magazine; Apr2013, Vol. 141 Issue 2815, p10 

    The article discusses the expedited method to make fingerprints visible at high resolution, introduced by researchers led by Bin Su, professor of electrochemistry at Zhejiang University in the journal "Angewandte Chemie," a process based on electrochemiluminescence.

  • Solving the case of the missing fingerprints.
    Dalyell, Tam // R&D Magazine; May95, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p15 

    Reports that children's fingerprints disappear more quickly than adults. Children's fingers' free fatty acids as cause; United States' Energy Department laboratory developing test to detect children's prints.

  • Could koalas be fingered for crimes?
    Dalyell, Tam // Current Science; 3/21/97, Vol. 82 Issue 13, p11 

    Explains the finding by University of Adelaide's physicist Maciej Henneberg that koalas are the only animals besides humans and primates that have fingerprints. Comparison between human and koala fingerprints.

  • Green fingerprints.
    Dalyell, Tam // New Scientist; 10/19/96, Vol. 152 Issue 2052, p11 

    Reports on the police's plan to stop using chlorofluorocarbons to enhance fingerprints on porous surfaces. Hydrofluorocarbons as replacement chemical.

  • Not-So-Fine Prints.
    Dalyell, Tam // Governing; Dec2011, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p12 

    The article focuses on the required fingerprinting by several states in the U.S. as a way to prevent duplicate applications and curb fraud.

  • Back to Basics.
    Dalyell, Tam // Journal of Forensic Identification; 2013, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p356 

    An image of a central pocket loop whorl which consists of an inner tracing referenced to a meeting tracing is presented.

  • Genes and the law.
    Dalyell, Tam // Wilson Quarterly; Spring90, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p132 

    Focuses on the use of DNA fingerprinting in courts. Process description; Technique's shortcomings.

  • Extrapair fertilizations and the evolution of colonial breeding in purple martins
    Morton, Eugene S.; Braun, Michael; Forman, Lisa // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Apr1990, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p275 

    No abstract available.

  • Correction: Science and the FBI.
    Morton, Eugene S.; Braun, Michael; Forman, Lisa // New Scientist; 3/7/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1811, p10 

    Reports on a correction in the January 4, 1992 issue of `New Scientist' on a news report about an article in the journal `Science' describing criticisms of forensic DNA fingerprinting. `New Scientist' magazine's report carried the headline `FBI pressure on journal forces climb-down.' It has...

  • DNA revisited.
    Morton, Eugene S.; Braun, Michael; Forman, Lisa // New Scientist; 4/18/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1817, p3 

    Discusses the level of nastiness evident in the United States over the use of DNA in the courts. Criticism by scientists over the technique; The FBI's support of DNA fingerprinting.

  • Stalking staph.
    Walterscheid, Ellen // Sciences; Sep/Oct98, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p7 

    Focuses on the use of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fingerprinting techniques to identify murder victims, solving paternity disputes and finding rapists. Benefits of this technique; Reference to the use of this technique in the detection of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria; Details on the...

  • Setting standards for DNA practice in Africa.
    Walterscheid, Ellen // South African Journal of Science; Apr98, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p175 

    Focuses on the holding of a workshop `Standards for DNA Practice in Africa' in June 1996 by sponsored by Perkin Elmer Applied Biosystems. Topics; Establishment of the African Society for Genetic Profiling; Contact information.

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