chapter  2
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Lab 2. History: Historical Figures and Anthropometry

Many historical figures have contributed to the science of fingerprint identification. It is important to be able to identify key historical figures and their contributions to fingerprint analysis. A fingerprint analyst may be asked about the history of the science in a court of law or in professional certification and proficiency tests. Modern forensic scientists have the option of taking certification exams to test their knowledge of not only their science but also the development of the science. Historical figures and scientific achievements played a key role in the development of fingerprint analysis and criminal identification.