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.

  • WHODUNIT?
     // 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Police attacked over DNA fingerprinting.
    Webb, J. // New Scientist; 1/18/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1804, p12 

    Reports that Liberty, the British council for civil liberties, has renewed its campaign challenging the police practice of keeping DNA fingerprints of suspects who have been cleared of a crime. How DNA fingerprints are used; Liberty's test case;Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).

  • Correction: Science and the FBI.
    Webb, J. // 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...

  • 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..

  • Can you solve this crime?
    Brynie, Faith Hickman // Ranger Rick; Jan94, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p44 

    Presents a test on DNA print matching of white tailed deer meat shot in a national park.

  • 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.

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

    No abstract available.

  • OPHELIA'S LAST WORD.
    Brynie, Faith Hickman // Spider; Sep2004, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p33 

    Presents a technique for detecting fingerprints of a person on a glass.

  • 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.

  • The facts, and nothing but the facts.
    Taylor, Linda E. // Canada & the World Backgrounder; Dec95, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p16 

    Presents information on the use of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing in finding evidence in crimes. Greatest advance in forensics; Details on DNA analysis; Potential problems outweighed by DNA file; Cases of Guy Paul Morin and Donald Marshall. INSETS: Prove it.;Finding the truth..

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

    The article provides information on the fingerprints of giraffes.

  • Prove you're not a rapist.
    Sheremata, David // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 7/08/96, Vol. 23 Issue 30, p23 

    Reports the fears of some residents of Vermilion, Alberta over the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's efforts to perform DNA testing on the town's male residents. Testing as an effort to locate a rapist who attacked numerous women in 1992; Why an anonymous source fears where the tests will end up;...

  • DNA-based identity testing in forensic science.
    McElfresh, Kevin C.; Vining-Forde, Debbie // BioScience; Mar1993, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p149 

    Describes the power of DNA fingerprinting and discusses the legal issues surrounding DNA-based identification technology as it is currently used today. Why DNA-based forensic analysis of crime scene samples is more informative than any past biological technique; DNA-based identification testing...

  • Genetic `hoofprints' for harness horses.
    Anderson, Ian // New Scientist; 8/1/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1832, p5 

    Reports that Australia's trotters and pacers will soon have to undergo DNA fingerprinting to verify their pedigree. This is the first time the technique has been introduced on a commercial basis for horse racing; The procedure; How the scheme will protect buyers.

  • Germans wary of DNA fingerprinting.
    Anderson, Ian // New Scientist; 9/19/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1839, p5 

    Reports on a ruling by the German Federal Court of Justice who found criminal convictions cannot be made on the evidence of DNA fingerprints alone. The decision overturns a 1990 conviction for rape handed down by Lower Saxony's court in Hanover; The Court of Justice now says research has...

  • Doubts over DNA evidence `exaggerated'
    Bown, William // New Scientist; 1/23/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1857, p6 

    Reports on criticism by two British scientists of accusations that DNA fingerprinting is flawed. They said doubts over the reliability of DNA evidence had been exaggerated. Recent court cases in Britain that refused to admit standard DNA evidence; What was to blame in the recent court failures.

  • Bearing false witness.
    Knight, Jonathan // New Scientist; 02/28/98, Vol. 157 Issue 2123, p13 

    Presents information on the use of mtDNA, a genetic fingerprinting method. Reported use of mtDNA in the United States; How this fingerprinting test is conducted; Information from William Shields, an expert of mtDNA from the State University of New York; Federal Bureau of Investiagtion's views...

  • DNA: A diagnostic new age.
    Tompkins, Lucy S.; Warford, Ann L. // Patient Care; 7/15/1993, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p75 

    Discusses the benefits and uses of DNA fingerprinting. Identification and comparison of bacterial strains; Uses of plasmid finger printing; Advantage over traditional laboratory methods; Identifying infectious viruses; Uses of polymerase chain reaction in molecular genetics. INSET: The...

  • Legal standards and the significance of DNA evidence.
    Gomulkiewicz, Richard; Slade, Norman A. // Human Biology; Oct97, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p675 

    Presents a study which looks at a heuristic way of assessing the legal significance of the DNA matching evidence. Detailed information on the measure used; Feature of the measure; Impact of handling errors that tend to result in false DNA matches on the significance of DNA evidence.

  • DNA fingerprinting in a high school research-based science course.
    Roth, W. Barry; Thompson, Michael D. // American Biology Teacher; Jan1997, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p48 

    Details the DNA profile technique experiment done by a group of high school juniors and seniors. Steps in determining the variable number of tandem repeats (VTNR); Methods of obtaining the DNA sample; Use of gel electrophoresis for DNA analysis; Equipment required for DNA analysis; Correct...

  • The trial of the century.
    Roth, W. Barry; Thompson, Michael D. // 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.

  • EU biometrics scheme tightens asylum web.
    Roth, W. Barry; Thompson, Michael D. // International Fire & Security Product News; Feb2003, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p3 

    Announces the operation of the first European Automated Fingerprint Identification System on January 15, 2003. Features of the system called Eurodac; Details of how the system works.

  • Group slams fingerprinting children.
    Roth, W. Barry; Thompson, Michael D. // 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.

  • Willing to give up their DNA, but privacy too?
    Donnan, Shawn // Christian Science Monitor; 4/13/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 99, p1 

    Discusses the growing popularity in the law enforcement community of conducting DNA sweeps which take DNA samples from a large group of people in order to pinpoint a perpetrator, and gives the example of such a program in Wee Waa, New South Wales.

  • MYSTERY PHOTO.
    Donnan, Shawn // 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.

  • Fingerprints of two distinct defects causing light-induced photoconductivity degradation in hydrogenated amorphous silicon.
    Heck, Stephan; Branz, Howard M. // Applied Physics Letters; 11/5/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 19, p3080 

    We find distinct experimental fingerprints of two metastable defects created during illumination of hydrogenated amorphous silicon. The well-studied threefold-coordinated silicon dangling bond defect has an anneal activation energy near 1.1 eV and dominates annealing experiments above about 110...

  • Has Darwin been vindicated?
    Heck, Stephan; Branz, Howard M. // BioScience; Sep90, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p623 

    Reports that DNA fingerprints from many members of the same colony of naked mole-rats were found to be virtually indistinguishable. Naked mole-rats' helping behavior perpetuates copies of their genetic material in close relatives.

  • Fingerprints.
    Aronson, Jeff // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 10/11/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7113, p930 

    Discusses the terms `fingerprints' or `dermatoglyphics.' Discovery supporting the hypothesis that fingerprints evolve as an aid to climbing; Use of fingerprints as means of identification; History of the word `dermatoglyphics'; Use of the term `fingerprints' in everyday speech.

  • `Efficiency' may break up DNA fingerprinting team.
    Aronson, Jeff // New Scientist; 3/28/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1814, p18 

    Reveals that plans to move the central research laboratory of the Forensic Science Service from Aldermaston to Birmingham could break up the team that was instrumental in developing DNA fingerprinting. Number of staff; Seventy percent of the staff either opposed or refused to relocate; Britain...

  • Dental X-rays.
    Aronson, Jeff // Army Reserve Magazine; Winter97, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p21 

    Presents information on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) specimens for identifying the remains of a soldier. Information on panographic X-rays; Where DNA specimens are collected; Details on the DNA collection plan for United States Army Reserves (USAR) soldiers.

  • 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...

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