ISBN-10:
0849370078
ISBN-13:
9780849370076
Pub. Date:
10/28/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis an Introduction to Basic and Advanced Ridgeology / Edition 1

Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis an Introduction to Basic and Advanced Ridgeology / Edition 1

by David R. Ashbaugh

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Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis an Introduction to Basic and Advanced Ridgeology / Edition 1

A thumb print left at the scene of a grisly murder. Fingerprints taken from a getaway car used in a bank robbery. A palm print recovered from the shattered glass door of a burglarized home. Indeed, where crimes are committed, careless perpetrators will invariably leave behind the critical pieces of evidence—most likely in the form of fingerprints—needed to catch and convict them. But the science of fingerprint identification isn’t always as cut and dry as detective novels and movies make it out to be.

Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis, a new book in the ongoing Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series, examines the latest methods and techniques in the science of friction ridge identification, or ridgeology. David R. Ashbaugh examines every facet of the discipline, from the history of friction ridge identification and its earliest pioneers and researchers, to the scientific basis and the various steps of the identification process.

The structure and growth of friction skin and how it can leave latent or visible prints are examined, as well as advanced identification methods in ridgeology, including Poroscopy, Edgeoscopy, Pressure Distortion and Complex or Problem Print Analysis. The book, which features several detailed illustrations and photographs, also includes a new method for Palmar Flexion Crease Identification (palm lines) designed by the author and which has helped solve several criminal cases where fingerprints were not available. For crime scene technicians, forensic identification specialists, or anyone else pursuing a career in forensic science, this book is arguably the definitive source in the science of friction ridge identification.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849370076
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series , #24
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,061,881
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The First Step Toward Quantitative-Qualitative Analysis
Ridgeology Revolution
History of Friction Ridge Identification
Primitive Knowledge
Early Pioneers
Scientific Researchers
The Friction Ridge Medium
Structure of Friction Skin
Growth of Friction Skin
The Identification Process
Premises of Friction Ridge Identification
Philosophy of Friction Ridge Identification
Human Sight
Methodology of Friction Ridge Identification
Friction Ridge Analysis
Friction Ridge Comparison
Friction Ridge Evaluation
Verification
Poroscopy And Edgeoscopy
Poroscopy
Edgeoscopy
Friction Ridge Analysis Report
Ridgeology Study Key
An Introduction To Palmar Flexion
Crease Identification
The Beginning
Bibliography
Glossary

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Quantitative-Qualitative Friction Ridge Analysis an Introduction to Basic and Advanced Ridgeology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone wanting to understand the science of friction ridge identification only need to read Mr. Ashbaugh's book. The wealth of knowledge that he painstakingly researched and shares in an intersting and easy to read format is, in my opinion, unmatched to this day. Even the FBI uses his ACE-V methodology explained in this book and its acceptance is widespread throughout the forensic science community. I only hope we see more from him soon.