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NCJ Number: NCJ 242078     Find in a Library
Title: Frequency of Patterns in Palms
Author(s): Eric Ray
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:62  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2012  Pages:568 to 587
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This study seeks to establish a basic system for classifying palmprint patterns.
Abstract: The left and right palms of 499 individuals were classified for Level 1 pattern frequency in the interdigital, thenar, and hypothenar areas to establish a basic system for classifying palmprint patterns. Significant differences were observed in the frequency of patterns between right and left palms in the interdigital and thenar areas (p < 0.001), but there were no significant differences in the frequency of patterns between right and left hypothenar areas (p > 0.05). Symmetry between the right and left palms of an individual was noted in each area of the palm. The established palm classification system could be adapted to improve searches in the next generation of automated palmprint identification systems (APIS). To fully realize the capabilities of an APIS, many agencies will need additional training in how to record more complete palmprints. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Trace evidence ; Evidence identification and analysis ; Suspect identification
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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