The Importance Of Fingerprints In The Criminal Justice System

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Fingerprints, every person has them. As of today, we know that no two people have the same fingerprints. What most people do not know is that the use of fingerprints as a means of identification has been around for thousands of years.¹ Fingerprints have been used for signing official documents in China during the Han Dynasty as early as 200 B.C. and in Japan as early as 702 A.D.¹⁻² Why are fingerprints so important? Fingerprints are unique to every individual person and we can use them to find criminals in the Criminal Justice System. This paper will explain about how fingerprints became a significant piece of evidence for the Criminal Justice System and how fingerprints are collected and analyzed in a criminal case.As stated in the Introduction,

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