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Fingerprintig Cores and Ridge Count

by: Chelsey Smith

Fingerprintig Cores and Ridge Count FSC 340

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Chelsey Smith
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These notes cover the definition of a core and how to identify one, along with explaining ridge counting.
Dr. Dean Bertram
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forensics, Science, Fingerprinting, ridge, cores
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chelsey Smith on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FSC 340 at University of Southern Mississippi taught by Dr. Dean Bertram in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Fingerprinting in Forensic Science at University of Southern Mississippi.

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Date Created: 09/21/16
FSC 340- Fingerprinting September 20, 2016 Core  Definition- the approximate center of the pattern o The core is placed upon or within the innermost sufficient recurve  Loops have an exact placement, whorls and arches are approximate spots  Rules of a Fingerprint Core o The core can be located on the shoulders of the innermost sufficient recurve farthest from the delta o The core can be located on a spike/ rod in the center of the innermost recurve, provided the spike/ rod rises as high as the shoulders  The centralized spike/ rod takes preference over shoulder o If there is an even # of rods as high as the shoulders, the core is located at the end of the farthest of the innermost spikes/ rods from the delta, whether or not the spike/ rod touches the inside of the recurve Not a Loop Loop Crosses Looping Type Ridge o Interlocking Loops- Join the 2 loops together by an imaginary recurve, making 1 look with rods or rods outside, count the number of rods or rods shoulder height and fix the core Ridge Counting  Only count the ridges BETWEEN the delta and the core o Do not count where you start or stop 1. One ridge must be a looping ridge 2. The delta and core are not counted


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