Fingerprints are the most common types of evidence discovered at a crime scene and can uniquely identify the owner.

First, read chapter 7 and complete the Fingerprinting Activity on the Virtual Lab Companion site. The sign in information is below:

Once you have signed in, click on the Fingerprinting Activity and work through it. 

Then, in a 1.5-2 page Essay, address the following:

List and explain the three fingerprint ridge patterns.

How did the patterns and characteristics help you solve the Fingerprinting activity (exercise 2)?

What are the three types of fingerprints investigators may find at crime scenes? Give examples of each.

Describe I.A.F.I.S. include Livescan technology and the procedure Livescan has replaced.