The Criminal Justice System: The Evolution Of Fingerprinting

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Ancient archeological artifacts and historical items have been discovered to still retain a large number of fingerprints on them. Since this was discovered significant strides in fingerprinting and identification have been made. In 1788 a detailed description of anatomical formations of fingerprints was made. Then in 1823 fingerprints began to be classified into nine categories, and by the 19 the century Sir Francis Galton had developed analytical methods for fingerprint matching. As the criminal justice system evolved, there arose the need for criminals to be uniquely identified by some physically identifiable trait. Richard Edward Henry of Scotland Yard began using fingerprinting in 1901 and its success eventually lead to its increased

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