Fingerprint as Forensic Eviden...

Fingerprint as Forensic Evidence

Fingerprint as Forensic Evidence Quiz Crafted by –

Akhil B. Parippallil

Team Member,

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi


Introduction to Fingerprint as Forensic Evidence

Fingerprints have been the gold standard for personal identification in the forensic community for more than one hundred years. Fingerprints are commonly used tools to understand the individuality of a person so as to reveal his or her identity. Usually, no crime can be committed without the aid and assistance of the hands, the prime body part of the person. Fingerprints are of permanent nature and they remain the same throughout the life of an individual.

Fingerprints are of Universal Nature which means all individuals carry this medium of identification. A criminal uses his hands in committing any crime and hence leaves marks on the scene of occurrence or on any object, which comes in contact with his hands while committing the crime. Hence, there are chances of occurrence of fingerprints in all crimes, and these impressions work as evidence for the identification of the person involved in any crime.. 

Let's look at the questions and their answers

Ques 1. Ten digit classification system of fingerprint is credited to:

a) E.R Henry

b) Vucetich

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) Francis Galton

Answer - a) E.R Henry

Ques 2. Which of the following method is recommended to develop latent fingerprints on human skin? 

a) Ninhydrin Method 

b) Amido Black Method 

C) Silver-Iodine Plate Transfer Method 

d) DFO Method 

Answer- b) Amido Black Method

Ques 3. The concept of poroscopy was given by

a) Karl Landsteiner                                               

b) Burrard

c) Edmond Locard                                                  

d) Hans Gross

Answer- c) Edmond Locard

Ques 4. ACE-V in fingerprints terminology stands for _______. 

a) Association, comparison, evaluation, verification 

b) Analysis, comparison, expertise, verification 

c) Analysis, correlation evaluation, verification 

d) Analysis, comparison, evaluation, verification

Answer-d) Analysis, comparison, evaluation, verification

Ques 5. Type lines can be defines as the two innermost ridges which start parallel, diverge, and surround or tend to surround_______.

a) Pattern area                                                     

b) Inner terminus

c) Outer terminus                                                  

d) Core

Answer- a) Pattern area

Ques 6. ______ technique is used to decipher latent finger-prints on wet non-porous surfaces.

a) Small Particle Reagent (SPR)  

b) Ninhydrin

 c) Crystal Violet                                                     

d) Amido Black

Answer- a) Small Particle Reagent

Ques 7. The book entitled “Classification and uses of fingerprints” is authored by:

a) Francis Galton                                                 

b) Henry Faulds

c) E.R. Henry                                                  

d) Juan Vucetich

Answer-c) E.R. Henry                                         

Ques 8. Ridge characteristics can be found in: 

a) Palm print                                                      

b) Foot print

c) Finger prints                                                     

d) All of the above

Answer- d) All of the above

Ques 9. Which of the following components of sweat residue reacts with Indanedione to develop latent fingermarks?

a) Urea                                                     

b) Sodium Chloride

c) Amino acids                                                  

d) Fatty acids

Answer- c) Amino acids

Ques 10. Which of the following compression standards were recommended by an NIST for fingerprint?

a) Run-length coding

b) Wavelet scalar quantization

c) JPEG compression

d) Huffman coding

Answer- c) JPEG compression

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