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The History Of Fingerprinting- Forensic Chemistry

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Samuel l clemens small square Mark Twain In Mark Twain's book, "Life on the Mississippi", a murderer was identified by the use of fingerprint identification. In a later book, "Pudd'n Head Wilson", there was a dramatic court trial on fingerprint identification. A movie was made from this book in 1916 and a made-for-TV movie in 1984.
Imgres 1 small square Sir Francis Galton Sir Francis Galton publishes the first book on fingerprints. In his book he identifies the individuality nad uniquness of fingerprints.
Iii c 214a small square Juan Vucetich In 1892, Juan Vucetich made the first criminial fingerprint identification. He identified the print of a woman, Francisca Rojas, who murdered her 2 sons and then commit suicide in attempt to make it seem as if someone else had commited the crime.
Patterns small square Sir Edward Henry Develops the first fingerprinting bereau in the UK.
Timeline small square Harry Jackson Found guilty of burglary on evidence of fingerprints. First time fingerprints used to prove guilt in a british court room. Harry Jackson was sentenced to 7 years in prison on September 13th, 1902.
Imgres small square Dr.Henry P. DeForrest Dr. Henry P. DeForrest develops U.S. fingerprinting. The first systematic use of fingeprints in the U.S. by the New York Civil Service Commission for testing. On December 19th, 1902 the first person was fingerprinted in the new fingerprinting system.
Imgres small square The William West The William West – Will West Case at a Federal Prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, changed the way that people were classified and identified.
Imgres 1 small square New York State Prison First systematic use of fingerprints in the U.S. for criminals.
Timeline small square Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary The use of fingerprints began in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas, and the St. Louis Police Department. They were assisted by a Sergeant from Scotland Yard who had been on duty at the St. Louis World's Fair Exposition guarding the British Display. Sometime after the St. Louis World's Fair, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) created America's first national fingerprint repository, called the National Bureau of Criminal Identification.
Timeline small square U.S. Military The U.S. military adopts the use of fingerprinting. Soon after, police agencies began to use fingerprints.
Imgres 2 small square U.S Army The U.S. Army begins using fingerprints.
Timeline small square Stratton Brothers On March 27th 1905, Thomas and Ann Farrow were found dead at the paint shop they owned.Two masks were found at the crime scene indicating that there was more than one murderer. A print was found on a tray that did not match either victim. Using the description of a man given by the milkman, they matched the fingerprint to Albert Stratton, and both brother were charged with murder. Both men were executed on May 23, 1905.
Us navy seal small square Navy U.S. Navy begins using fingerprints. U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Criminal Identification moves to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary where it is staffed at least partially by inmates.
Usmc seal small square U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Marine Corps begins using fingerprints.
Timeline small square Thomas Jennings On February 1st, 1911 Thomas Jennings was the first man to be convicted of murder in the united states, based on fingerprint evidence.
File ben kuhl mugshot 1917 small square Palm print First Palm print identification is made in Nevada. The bloody palm print, found on a letter left at the scene of a stage coach robbery and murder of its driver, was identified to Ben Kuhl.
Imgres 4 small square Edmond Locard Edmond Locard wrote that if 12 points (Galton's Details) were the same between two fingerprints, it would mean that it was a positive match.
Imgres 5 small square FBI In 1924, an act of congress established the Identifcation Division of the FBI.
Timeline small square FBI By 1946, the FBI had processed 100 million fingerprint cards in manually maintained files.
Imgres 6 small square FBI By 1971, the FBI had produced 200 million fingerprint cards.
Fp society logo small square The National Society of Fingerprint Officers In 1974, four employees of the Hertfordshire (United Kingdom) Fingerprint Bureau contacted fingerprint experts throughout the UK and began organization of that country's first professional fingerprint organization, the National Society of Fingerprint Officers.
Index small square AFIS First computer data base of fingerprints was developed, which came to be known as the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, (AFIS). In the present day, there are nearly 70 million cards, or nearly 700 million individual fingerprints entered in AFIS.
Imgres small square AFIS On, July 28th 1999 the Fedural Bereau of Investigation (FBI) installs a massive fingerprint computer capable of storing fingerprints of up to 65 million people.
Timeline small square 2005 Currently now in 2005, paper fingerprint cards are still in use and being processed for all identification purposes.
Interpol logo 200h small square INTERPOL INTERPOL's Automated Fingerprint Identification System repository exceeds 150,000 sets fingerprints for important international criminal records from 190 member countries. Over 170 countries have 24 x 7 interface ability with INTERPOL expert fingerprint services.
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