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NCJ Number: 150242 Find in a Library
Title: Fingerprint Training
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of State Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: Michigan Dept of State Police
714 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Because more than 100,000 felony arrests are made yearly in Michigan and fingerprint identification represents crucial evidence in apprehending criminals who might otherwise escape detection and identification, police officers should be properly trained in how to obtain good, clear impressions.
Abstract: Training should demonstrate proper procedures in obtaining acceptable fingerprints and palm prints and in completing fingerprint cards. Objectives and guidelines are presented for police fingerprint training, as well as necessary materials and equipment. Specific procedures are described for rolling the fingers, obtaining plain and special impressions, and taking palm prints. Common problems and possible corrections in the fingerprinting process are noted. Functions of Michigan's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in fingerprint search processing are identified, and links between AFIS and other automated information systems are discussed. A list of crime class codes is appended. 10 illustrations
Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
Index Term(s): Automated fingerprint processing; Computer aided investigations; Computer aided operations; Fingerprint image quality; Michigan; Suspect identification
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